Can I ask what Version of Windows you are using? This will help me to determine at what Service Pack Level you should be running at. For Windows XP, its Service Pack 3, for Windows 2000 it should be at least Service Pack 4, and I believe
2003 is Service Pack 1, but I could be wrong, because I have not used 2003 for a couple to three years. This could have changed to another Service Pack.
Most updates that Windows says that you need may not be removable. If you remove updates from your machine, then your machine would not be as secure as it would be if you have all your updates on your machine. I suggest that if there are Programs
that you are not using, that these could be removed, as well as any other non-used Windows Components
These can be removed if space is an issue, as well as to clear your Temporary Internet Files, your cookies and your history files.
It is important to keep your updates because without some, you run the risk of not being able to get further updates. Some updates require others in order to be able to get the newer updates, so it is important to run Windows Update on a regular basis. Additionally, without the most current updates, you also run the risk of not being as secure as you should be, because viruses and spyware can infect your machine easier if you do not have the most current updates.
If you could tell me what version of Windows you are running, and give me an idea of wnat programs you were thinking of removing, I may be able to assist you. Note that I run XP SP2 at the moment.
Edited by **Brian**, 19 May 2009 - 06:11 AM.