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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Jonesy82, Jul 11, 2004.

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  1. Jonesy82

    Jonesy82 Guest

    Hi all,
    would like to know can someone help me with my windows xp? in my add &
    remove program i have about 20 windows xp Hotfix (sp2) would like to know
    what are they in there for,i did'nt installthese programs. and would it hurt
    my computer if i remove them out the program.please help oh all of them have
    numbers behind them from KB837001-Q328310 etc. Thanks in advance
  2. drwxr-xr-x

    drwxr-xr-x Guest


    microsoft.public.windowsxp.beta.general! 1-33525! 1-7567! 1-9647
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.accessibility! 1-24911
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics! 1-154555
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    microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support! 1-366531
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger! 1-54153! 1-28803
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web! 1-153283
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers! 1-99069
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain! 1-122315! 1-21374
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax! 1-39897
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin! 1-102546
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.setup_deployment! 1-95851! 1-35070
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.winlogo! 1-2554
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely! 1-32370
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.embedded.techpreview! 1-1301
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  3. You have installed these using Windows Update.

    No you wont hurt the PC by removing them, however you will expose your
    machine to potential problems.
  4. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    They're from Windows Update, technically you should be ok to remove them,
    however doing so would be silly. They're fixes for problems and security
    holes, you want them there.
  5. Howdy!

    You CAN look these hotfixes up if you so desire.

    They're from Microsoft (strange, that), and the numbers are the Q
    numbers for the KnowledgeBase articles that reference them. Type in the six
    digit number in the "Look up a Knowledgebase Article" entry at to see what they are.

    BTW - Yah, you DID. You just don't pay attention.

  6. Bob Urz

    Bob Urz Guest

    I would be very cautious about removing any of these updates unless you
    want he possible of a fresh Xp install. Remember, some of the updates
    are not just programs. In some cases, there part of the operating
    system. So removing the wrong ones may cripple the computer. I heard
    somewhere the the SP2 XP betas were not removable.

    In any account, proceed with caution.

  7. Guest

    The number of the patch usually corresponds to the knowledgebase
    article. For example:
    (fixes a security issue in MS Jet Database Components)

    Also, please note that this is way off-topic for

  8. Art

    Art Guest

    Not necessarily!! A lot of shops, techs, and repair facilities, inclusive
    of you, make use of computers probably on a daily basis. Therefore
    assistance on these infernal machines, and others, is totally relevant, also
    being a consumer electronics device. Agreed, probably a lot of information
    may be attained by going directly to Microsoft, or the computer's
    manufacturer, AKA, getting the service manuals for the television,
    radio,vcr,etc that you are attempting to service, Eh??
  9. geo73

    geo73 Guest

    Windows is like an old camcorder brought to you with a mechanical problem.
    You fix the mecha and then you believe it worth change a few capacitors. At
    the end of the day you will regret the moment you decided to do this. Leave
    Windows alone and pray for them to do the same with your PC :)
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