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Windows 7: What is all this?

23 Mar 2010   #1
Phrosen

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
What is all this?

Hi.

I have a question:
Why do I have like 20 Visual C++ install thingiemabobs in my uninstall-window?
-Can I get rid of some?

What is all this?




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23 Mar 2010   #2
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

They're updates. Leave them.
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23 Mar 2010   #3
Phrosen

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
They're updates. Leave them.
I figured. But do I really need ALL of them? :O
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23 Mar 2010   #4
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Yes. It would be the equivalent of uninstalling a service pack from Windows.
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23 Mar 2010   #5
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Do you have it set to install your updates automatically or do you pick the updates you want to install.
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24 Mar 2010   #6
Phrosen

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
Do you have it set to install your updates automatically or do you pick the updates you want to install.
Auto.
Why?
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24 Mar 2010   #7
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Set them to ask which to download.
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24 Mar 2010   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phrosen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
They're updates. Leave them.
I figured. But do I really need ALL of them? :O
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Set them to ask which to download.
Although the setting of downloads to manual or ask can allow you to control what updates are installed on your system, I would advise caution when doing this.

If you are not sure what a particular update is for it is difficult, to say the least, to ensure that you install the ones you actually need.

many of these updates are security related and close vulnerabilities that have been discovered in software, so if you decide to change from automatic updates please ensure that you fully investigate every update offered before deciding not to install
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