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Please see atached lists to see the lots of 'stuff' I didn't used to have.
I upgraded to XP2 last night hoping to clear some and've only exacerbated the situation.
Does anyone know if there's a way to reduce this amount of clutter or is it just a feature of a larger SP2?
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Windows XP Service Pack 2 contains a great deal of security updates. The blue folders are data for the uninstallation of those updates (which also appear in the last picture). You can hide Microsoft Updates from appearing in Add or Remove Programs by checking the "Show updates" checkbox in the upper-right side of the window. The middle picture shows the .NET Framework. Wikipedia has some good information on it here

The Microsoft .NET Framework is a component of the Microsoft Windows operating system. It provides a large body of pre-coded solutions to common program requirements, and manages the execution of programs written specifically for the framework. The .NET Framework is a key Microsoft offering, and is intended to be used by most new applications created for the Windows platform.


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Thanks Pi ( 3.14159?),
Checked the box as instructed and cleared the page a bit.
Now, as my "Explorer" seems to be running sluggish compared to all other functions, could the mass ( not all shown) of files in my Windows folder be causing this?
Are they perhaps files that should've been deleted after installation?
Any advice is good advice.
Thanks,
Max.
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3.14159


Yes, I know around 250 digits. :whistling:

Anyway, the files in the Windows folder are likely necessary. If you would like to remove unnecessary files, try CCleaner. To make Explorer go more quickly, I would try a CHKDSK (like ScanDisk) and defragment. To do these, just right-click your drive, then click Properties and go to the Tools tab. Allow CHKDSK to run the next time you reboot.

Edited by Pi rules, 11 August 2006 - 07:38 PM.

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Check my entry at [near the bottom of the page as of this moment]:

http://www.geekstogo...mp;#entry758250
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Thanks and Merci,
'Explorer' running quicker after using the Registry 'Issues' feature in "CrapCleaner". There were about a hundred bad files subsequent to my installation and uninst of Nero 7 ( and happy inst of Vers 6.6).
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I run Spybot, AdAware Pro, Norton Corporate and Ewido Premium.
Great listing of folders in Windows folder still there though.
Thanks agan for the help and guidance.
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