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Re: deletable updates, hotfixes & service packs

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by PA Bear [MS MVP], Jan 3, 2010.

  1. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    [Crosspost to WinXP General]

    See this discussion: http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=33827
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002

    Pat wrote:
    > I am running out of space on the fixed disk of my home machine.
    > I use Windows XP Pro, Office & Internet Explorer.
    > When I look at the "Currently installed programs & updates" list in "Add
    > or
    > remove programs" there are many security updates, updates, hotifixes &
    > service packs. If the count of items in this category is proportional to
    > the
    > storage space they take, they take 50% of my storage.
    > Can any of these items be deleted? Or does each new item of this type
    > delete
    > all possible previous versions, e.g. Service pack 3 deleted SP 2 & SP 1?
    > If they can, is there any easy rule to sort out the items that can be
    > deleted? Like everything dated in 2008 & earlier.

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