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Old 04-14-2008
Jill
 

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remove old updates
i have old windows updates on my computer and was wondering if it is safe to
remove them and how to remove them.
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Old 04-14-2008
Tom [Pepper] Willett
 

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Re: remove old updates
If they show up in add and remove programs, they're not *old*, they're still
being used.

"Jill" <Jill@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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: remove them and how to remove them.


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Old 04-15-2008
Trapper
 

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Re: remove old updates
I removed every update from April 08 using "Add Remove Programs", it seemed
to run a little better but still had IE freeze up. I tried to remove IE7
using the former but it wouldn't remove it.


"Jill" <Jill@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>i have old windows updates on my computer and was wondering if it is safe
>to
> remove them and how to remove them.



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Old 04-15-2008
TaurArian
 

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RE: remove old updates
Hi JIll, this is for WinXP

Folders that have uninstall as part of the name (for example
$NtUninstallKB282010$ which reside in C:\windows (hidden folders) are Window
Hot Fix Update folders/files) can be safely deleted (providing you never wish
to uninstall the updates). I would recommend leaving these folders for a
period of at least a month to make sure the update is working correctly.

These updates can be deleted individually or in multiples. To find out more
about the update/s go to:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/XXXXXX
NB: XXXXXX = the actual number not including the "Q" or "KB"

Once you have deleted the uninstall folders/files, then go to Control Panel,
Add/Remove Programs. Select the matching Windows Hotfix Title relating the
update folder/file you have just deleted and select remove. You will get a
Windows error. This is because you have deleted the uninstall folder/files.
Just choose OK and the entry will be deleted from the Add/Remove Programs
Listing.

Tidying up after installing SP2
http://aumha.org/win5/a/sp2faq.php#after

and/or

http://www.michna.com/kb/WxSP2.htm#R...ll_information
Removing the uninstall information



"Jill" wrote:

> i have old windows updates on my computer and was wondering if it is safe to
> remove them and how to remove them.

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Old 04-15-2008
TaurArian
 

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Re: remove old updates
Trapper, please start your own thread as your issue is unrelated to this one.
Please also advise what OS you're using etc. The more information, the more
likely you'll get a response and won't be ignored.

"Trapper" wrote:

> I removed every update from April 08 using "Add Remove Programs", it seemed
> to run a little better but still had IE freeze up. I tried to remove IE7
> using the former but it wouldn't remove it.
>
>
> "Jill" <Jill@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> newsA47BE56-1F4B-41B4-855E-86C4C63706D3@microsoft.com...
> >i have old windows updates on my computer and was wondering if it is safe
> >to
> > remove them and how to remove them.

>
>
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