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Tiniman

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When you update from say SP1 to SP2, can you add/remove older versions(sp1?)? I ask because I was cleaning out old programs from my computer and trying to clean it up, was bothered by the list of updates.

Edited by Tiniman, 05 October 2009 - 09:23 PM.

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It is possible to remove service packs through Add/Remove Programs. I don't think you can selectively remove SP1 and keep SP2 installed. Since the Service Packs are cumulative, you could remove both service packs and then re-install SP2 only.
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Can't find it now of course.. but example in add/remove

Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .Net Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2
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PAYOR! (Proceed At Your Own Risk)
I do not think you are going to gain any functionality by trying to reduce the 'bothersome' list of updates. The risk of breaking something may be greater than any clean up gain.
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Can't find it now of course.. but example in add/remove

Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .Net Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2

you want to leave those alone...
exactly what are you trying to accomplish
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Was just cleaning out old programs and "cleaning up" didn't know if they could be removed or not. Was asking before doing.
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Always good to be cautious when removing system related programs. I cannot remember how many things I have broken by trying to make them better. :)
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$NTUninstall folders are created when you install a Microsoft Service Pack, a hotfix, or certain security updates....so if your system has been rebooted several times and everything is working correctly you can remove the $NTUninstall folders...while it is ok to remove these but if you do you will lose the ability to uninstall the patches ...
so if your not REALLY hurting for free space on your system drive just leave them alone...

as you can see by the screenshot I have removed them all but the last 2..
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