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Solved: Removing MS updates files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by iagoman, Feb 9, 2007.

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  1. iagoman

    iagoman Thread Starter

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    When viewing programs on the "Add/Remove" in the control panel, I noticed
    a number of Updates for Outlook and for Security updates.
    Can these be removed without effecting my system?
    I am listing these here:

    Update for Office 2003 (KB907417):OTKLOADR (would not allow me to remove it).
    Update Office 2003 Sevice Pack2(SP2): MAINSPop
    Update for Office 2003(KB913807): OLKINTLff
    Security Update for Powerpoint 2003 (KB923091): POWERPOINT
    Updates for Office 2003(KB923097):STLIST
    Security Update for Office 2003(KB924424): MSXML5
    Security Update for Office 2003(KB923272): MSO
    Security Update for Word 2003(KB923094): WINWORD
    Update for Office 2003 (KB919029:) LCCWIZ
    Update for Outlook 2003 : Junk E-Mail Filter (KB9255340; OUTFLTR
    SECURITY UPDATE FOR OUTLOOK 2003 (KB924085:): OUTLOOK
    Security Update for Excel 2003 (KB925257): EXCEL

    Additionally, Since I never used "Microsoft Works" is it safe to remove it
    from my system too?

    Thanks in advance,
     
  2. Old Rich

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    Anything you remove in Add/Remove is uninstalled, so unless you want to undo the updates, you do not want to remove the update entries.

    Works can be safely removed if you don't want it.
     
  3. golferbob

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    if isn't not broke don't try and fix it. i would leave them alone.
     
  4. gurutech

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    You can uncheck the box at the top so the updates aren't shown.
     
  5. grandma77

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    If MS works is your only word processing program you better keep it. If you have MS office or Word you can go ahead and delete MS works.
     
  6. iagoman

    iagoman Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the information. I almost made a "boo boo" thinking that I was just removing the files that made the updates,rather than the updates themselves.
    As for MSWorks, I will take it off since I use only Outlook 2003.
    I'll mark this as "solved".
     
  7. Old Rich

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    Your are welcome . .
     
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