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Add/Remove programs

Posted by debi_2006 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 3, 11 at 14:23

As mentioned in my other post, I'm cleaning up crap from my old Desktop. I see a lot of the following in my Add/Remove folder and want to know if I can delete all old ones. There's a ton of them and some go back to 2009:

- Security Updates for Windows XP
- Security Updates for Windows Internet Exp 8
- Microsoft .NET framework files and some for Srv Pk 2 (all different names)

Do I just keep the most recently dated?


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RE: Add/Remove programs

Don't clean up to much! When in doubt don't do anything. I have seen a lot of problems when cleaning up too much.

Leave all those programs listed there as is.

The only thing you need to do is run TFC, CCleaner, ATF. Then do a defrag. Then check out what's starting up with windows and get a hold of the unnecessary start ups. Startuplite is a good program to use for that from Malwarebytes.

Once the computer is running good , flush out the System Restore points by turning system restore off and back on. This will free up space and clear out any possible bad restore points.

Here is a link that might be useful: Start up lite

RE: Add/Remove programs

Those older listings are not taking up much space and they are not slowing your computer down. I agree with zep516 that it's best to leave them alone. Sometimes fixing things that aren't broken causes trouble.

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