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Do I need to keep all Windows Updates installed?

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Old 08-16-2008
McBane
 

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Do I need to keep all Windows Updates installed?
Do I need to keep all Windows Updates installed on my computer? Is just the
most current update adequate? In other words, can I uninstall older updates
to free up disk space? Is most of the information contained in updates
redundant from older versions, or is each update completely original and
necessary? I have numerous updates of the following:

Security Update for Windows XP
Update for Windows XP
Windows XP Hotfix
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7
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Old 08-16-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Do I need to keep all Windows Updates installed?
Are you running WinXP SP2 or WinXP SP3 currently?
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McBane wrote:
> Do I need to keep all Windows Updates installed on my computer? Is just
> the
> most current update adequate? In other words, can I uninstall older
> updates
> to free up disk space? Is most of the information contained in updates
> redundant from older versions, or is each update completely original and
> necessary? I have numerous updates of the following:
>
> Security Update for Windows XP
> Update for Windows XP
> Windows XP Hotfix
> Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7


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Old 08-17-2008
McBane
 

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Re: Do I need to keep all Windows Updates installed?
SP2

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

> Are you running WinXP SP2 or WinXP SP3 currently?
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>
> McBane wrote:
> > Do I need to keep all Windows Updates installed on my computer? Is just
> > the
> > most current update adequate? In other words, can I uninstall older
> > updates
> > to free up disk space? Is most of the information contained in updates
> > redundant from older versions, or is each update completely original and
> > necessary? I have numerous updates of the following:
> >
> > Security Update for Windows XP
> > Update for Windows XP
> > Windows XP Hotfix
> > Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7

>
>

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Old 08-17-2008
Jim
 

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Re: Do I need to keep all Windows Updates installed?

"McBane" <McBane@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> SP2
>
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Are you running WinXP SP2 or WinXP SP3 currently?
>> --
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
>> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
>> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>>
>> McBane wrote:
>> > Do I need to keep all Windows Updates installed on my computer? Is just
>> > the
>> > most current update adequate? In other words, can I uninstall older
>> > updates
>> > to free up disk space? Is most of the information contained in updates
>> > redundant from older versions, or is each update completely original
>> > and
>> > necessary? I have numerous updates of the following:
>> >
>> > Security Update for Windows XP
>> > Update for Windows XP
>> > Windows XP Hotfix
>> > Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7

>>
>>

You need to keep all updates. These updates are not cumulative.
Jim


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Old 08-17-2008
TaurArian
 

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Re: Do I need to keep all Windows Updates installed?
You have to keep them. But you can remove 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/?kbid=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.


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"McBane" <McBane@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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| Do I need to keep all Windows Updates installed on my computer? Is just the
| most current update adequate? In other words, can I uninstall older updates
| to free up disk space? Is most of the information contained in updates
| redundant from older versions, or is each update completely original and
| necessary? I have numerous updates of the following:
|
| Security Update for Windows XP
| Update for Windows XP
| Windows XP Hotfix
| Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7
| --
| Thanks,
| McBane


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Old 08-17-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Do I need to keep all Windows Updates installed?
Prior to installing WinXP SP3, see
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_hotfix_backup.htm
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~PA Bear

McBane wrote:
> SP2
>
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> Are you running WinXP SP2 or WinXP SP3 currently?
>> --
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
>> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
>> DTS-L http://dts-l.net/
>>
>> McBane wrote:
>>> Do I need to keep all Windows Updates installed on my computer? Is just
>>> the
>>> most current update adequate? In other words, can I uninstall older
>>> updates
>>> to free up disk space? Is most of the information contained in updates
>>> redundant from older versions, or is each update completely original and
>>> necessary? I have numerous updates of the following:
>>>
>>> Security Update for Windows XP
>>> Update for Windows XP
>>> Windows XP Hotfix
>>> Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7


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