View Full Version : XP HOME&PRO / Remove Programs question
Joe the King
July 11th, 2004, 12:19 AM
While uninstalling some prgrams this evening, I wondered....
Is it nessecary to keep all of the XP "Hotfixs" that would be located at the bottom of the ad/remove programs list?
They're annoying to me, because they keep adding up. Please advise.
Thanks in advance,
July 11th, 2004, 12:27 AM
It's best to keep them, they are important for XP to function. DO NOT remove any hotfixes unless they are faulty. I myself leave them alone.
July 11th, 2004, 12:56 AM
If you put up with it for a couple more weeks, XP Service Pack 2 is supposed to organize these a lot better.
July 11th, 2004, 12:58 AM
Annoying you??? In Add/Remove!!!... how many times do you have to open Add/Remove for them to be annoying. ;D
Not much point in installing the Hot Fixes in the first place if you are going to remove.
No mate, as nadirah says, leave them be IMO. ;)
Joe the King
July 11th, 2004, 01:14 AM
OK, I was just checking.
To answer the question as to why I'm in add/remove so often...games. Games take up too much mem. Beat em and get rid of em, no need to hang on to old Max Payne files and whatnot.
Thanks for the quick responses.
July 11th, 2004, 12:16 PM
One other option -- and if I understand correctly, Joe's problem isn't the hot-fixes themselves, but the fact that they take up half the Add/Remove menu despite the fact that (with rare exceptions) you won't want to uninstall them. That bugs me too.
At the very top of the Windows folder there's a ton of files with uninstall info for these, should be fairly obvious from the file names. I think (no guarantees, of course) that if you delete these uninstall-data files, the hot-fixes will simply disappear from Add/Remove without affecting operation of the fixes themselves.
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