Installed Updates Windows 10

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Installed Updates Windows 10

Postby Rosaboobie » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:24 am

When I go into Control Panel, Programs and Features, there is a list of Installed Updates - Is it safe to delete these updates?

Also, when I go into Uninstal a Program, I see an awful lot of versions of MS Visual C on my list - Can I safely uninstall all of these, except the latest version?
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Re: Installed Updates Windows 10

Postby draclvr » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:31 pm

What are these installed updates for? If it's your Windows 10 updates, then heavens no! You don't want to have to go through that again! I have a ton of the Visual Cs on mine too... I don't know about those, so let me see what I can find out.

Found this and the same or similar answer in different places and forums...

I recommend you keep them; the programs that installed these
packages depend on the MSVC dynamic link library (dll). I recommend
that you keep them. The programs that require them might crash if
you remove them.
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Re: Installed Updates Windows 10

Postby Rosaboobie » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:28 am

These are my Installed Updates, Drac
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Re: Installed Updates Windows 10

Postby draclvr » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:41 am

These are security updates and if you uninstall them, you will leave your computer vulnerable to whatever holes the updates patched.

I notice you only have a few updates for your Office 2010 Pro and I have over 100 of them for my Office 2010 Home and Student!
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Re: Installed Updates Windows 10

Postby Rosaboobie » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:07 pm

Is that because I have only just installed Office 2010?
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Re: Installed Updates Windows 10

Postby draclvr » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:31 pm

I suspect that's exactly why... but the Pro version may not have had as many security updates too.
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