Solved Uninstalling Unwanted Programs - Multiple Entries

February 11, 2012 at 14:48:10
Specs: Windows XP
I am uninstalling unwanted programs in 'Add/Remove Programs'. Some programs have multiple entries, e.g."M/S Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable" has 4 entries, each followed by a string of numbers (the string of numbers is different in each case, but the first one, for example, is: x86 9.0.30729.6161). I am wondering whether the most recent version has superseded the older versions which would mean that I could safely uninstall the older versions - or should they all be left untouched?

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#1
February 11, 2012 at 20:07:28
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If you are unsure then DON'T uninstall. In the above case you may very well be uninstalling a critical system component and I would check with on the Microsoft site first. There are others more knowledgeable that I in these instances but I am sure they will answer along similar lines.

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#2
February 13, 2012 at 08:12:31
M/S Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable should be associated withs ome other program,,make sure which program uses it and then try uninstalling if you donot want those programs..

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#3
February 13, 2012 at 09:35:00
These files are not huge. As mentioned, uninstalling may well break something. Don't risk it.

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#4
February 13, 2012 at 11:22:40
Thank you all for that useful advice. I will do as you all suggest and leave these programs alone. Thanks again.

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