Hotfixes woes :S



Kevin C.
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
My system is Windows XP SP1a. I only have 192MB free space in C: so I
definitely cannot install SP2.

What happens if I start uninstalling some of the Windows XP Hotfixes. I got
like 30 of them in my Add Remove Programs list.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
Let us know when your PC fails to boot properly.
Time to invest in a larger hard drive!

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"Kevin C." wrote:

| My system is Windows XP SP1a. I only have 192MB free space in C: so I
| definitely cannot install SP2.
|
| What happens if I start uninstalling some of the Windows XP Hotfixes. I got
| like 30 of them in my Add Remove Programs list.



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T. Waters
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
Kevin C. wrote:
> My system is Windows XP SP1a. I only have 192MB free space in C: so I
> definitely cannot install SP2.
>
> What happens if I start uninstalling some of the Windows XP Hotfixes.
> I got like 30 of them in my Add Remove Programs list.

Before installing SP2, I would either clear more space on the HD or get a
new one. When free space gets to the minimum, problems can begin to appear,
and you are cutting it pretty close.
If you insist, though, you can uninstall hotfixes that are included in
SP2...
PROVIDED:
that you go offline and use an SP2 disk for installing your new service
pack.
You can also eliminate your Hibernation file, reduce System Restore, and get
rid of the Hotfix Uninstall files, if you have any, and believe the Hotfix
is causing no problems.

Kevin C.
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
> Before installing SP2, I would either clear more space on the HD or get a
> new one. When free space gets to the minimum, problems can begin to
> appear,
> and you are cutting it pretty close.
> If you insist, though, you can uninstall hotfixes that are included in
> SP2...
> PROVIDED:
> that you go offline and use an SP2 disk for installing your new service
> pack.
> You can also eliminate your Hibernation file, reduce System Restore, and
> get
> rid of the Hotfix Uninstall files, if you have any, and believe the Hotfix
> is causing no problems.

I don't want to install SP2 because I have no space! I think you need like
over 200MB free space for it, and even more afterwards.

Are you saying that I can uninstall the Hotfixes? My original Windows XP was
initial XP which got upgraded to SP1a. Then afterwards the BlasterWorm
patch, then SasserWorm. Then through Windows Update, numerous updates ---
which I think is the Hotfixes.

Am on a Tiscalli broadband and Tiscalli have a firewall on their side, so
it's really secured, and I don't really need all these hotfixes.

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
Kevin C. wrote:
>> Before installing SP2, I would either clear more space on the HD or
>> get a new one. When free space gets to the minimum, problems can
>> begin to appear,
>> and you are cutting it pretty close.
>> If you insist, though, you can uninstall hotfixes that are included
>> in SP2...
>> PROVIDED:
>> that you go offline and use an SP2 disk for installing your new
>> service pack.
>> You can also eliminate your Hibernation file, reduce System Restore,
>> and get
>> rid of the Hotfix Uninstall files, if you have any, and believe the
>> Hotfix is causing no problems.
>
> I don't want to install SP2 because I have no space! I think you need
> like over 200MB free space for it, and even more afterwards.
>
> Are you saying that I can uninstall the Hotfixes? My original Windows
> XP was initial XP which got upgraded to SP1a. Then afterwards the
> BlasterWorm patch, then SasserWorm. Then through Windows Update,
> numerous updates --- which I think is the Hotfixes.
>
> Am on a Tiscalli broadband and Tiscalli have a firewall on their
> side, so it's really secured, and I don't really need all these
> hotfixes.

You really should put some of your files on CD. That gives you 700 MB right
there!
Or buy a new HD.
Many of your Hotfixes are incorporated into SP2, as is SP1a.
SP2 is a "rollup" of previous Updates.
Make room for SP2, for goodness sake! Are you using an ancient computer with
no CD burner, by any chance?
Bottom line: do not run without Critical Updates. You cannot put the burden
on Tiscalli and then complain if things go awry.

Peter Foldes
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
You can also go to Add\Remove and check which programs are marked as used
rarely and delete them. You will be surprised how much space will be freed
up

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"Kevin C." <kevingpo@ukonline.co.uk> wrote in message
news:O3oGgjbVFHA.616@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> My system is Windows XP SP1a. I only have 192MB free space in C: so I
> definitely cannot install SP2.
>
> What happens if I start uninstalling some of the Windows XP Hotfixes. I
got
> like 30 of them in my Add Remove Programs list.
>
>
>

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
Peter Foldes wrote:

> You can also go to Add\Remove and check which programs are marked as used
> rarely and delete them. You will be surprised how much space will be freed
> up
>

Peter, you can't rely on what Add/Remove days about frequency of use.

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Rock
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
Rock wrote:

> Peter Foldes wrote:
>
>> You can also go to Add\Remove and check which programs are marked as used
>> rarely and delete them. You will be surprised how much space will be
>> freed
>> up
>>
>
> Peter, you can't rely on what Add/Remove days about frequency of use.
>

Ack...make that ... says.

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Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
Kevin C. wrote:

> My system is Windows XP SP1a. I only have 192MB free space in C: so
> I definitely cannot install SP2.
>
> What happens if I start uninstalling some of the Windows XP Hotfixes.
> I got like 30 of them in my Add Remove Programs list.
Hi,

Do *not* delete them by running them from Add/Remove Programs (ARP),
this will uninstall important security updates.

To remove the uninstall folders (and their corresponding entries in
ARP), you can use this utility by fellow MVP Doug Knox (Windows 2000
and XP):

Remove Hotfix Backup files and the Add/Remove Programs Registry Entries
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_hotfix_backup.htm


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Peter Foldes
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
Well no, but when you start checking in there for software install you
realize that some are installed for almost nothing. As they say "I have to
have this"

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"Rock" <rock@mail.nospam.net> wrote in message
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> Rock wrote:
>
> > Peter Foldes wrote:
> >
> >> You can also go to Add\Remove and check which programs are marked as
used
> >> rarely and delete them. You will be surprised how much space will be
> >> freed
> >> up
> >>
> >
> > Peter, you can't rely on what Add/Remove days about frequency of use.
> >
>
> Ack...make that ... says.
>
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> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>


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