Windows XP forum: Can I Safely Remove Old SP 1 and SP 2 Updates?

by: jstifel February 9, 2013 7:46 AM PST

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Can I Safely Remove Old SP 1 and SP 2 Updates?

by jstifel - 2/9/13 7:46 AM

I'm running Windows XP Pro and the latest updates are for SP 3.

Without installing any new programs on my PC I've noted that almost all of my hard drive space has been taken up and I need to delete files to make more room. I've moved all of my graphics and large files to an external drive and my hard drive is still too full.

But I have hundreds of security updates going all the way back to 2010. And I have hundreds of security updates for Explorer 8, which I don't even use. And I have entries in Add/Remove Programs for Microsoft Net Framwork 1.1, 2.0 SP 2, and 3.0 SP 2, and 2.5 SP1, and I've got Visual C ++ 2005 and 2008....

Can I safely remove some of these to recover disk space since I have SP 3 and don't use IE8 and don't known if I really need all the other files.

Please help! Thanks

Judi

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