removing hotfixes listed in "Add/Remove" section of Control Panel

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Troubled in MI, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. I have about 14 "Windows 2000 Hotfix" entries in the in "Add/Remove" section
    of my Control Panel.

    This morning it was recommended (by a computer salesman) that I remove all
    of these entries; he calimed doing so would cause no problems and that it
    would substantially speed up my IBM Thinkpad T22.

    Comments/suggestions? (The basic issue is that it takes forever - several
    minutes - for Windows 2000 to load each time I turn on the machine.

    Thank you!!
    Troubled in MI, Jul 13, 2005
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  2. Troubled in MI

    Ern Guest

    I would not remove them. Those hotfixes are installed to fix problems and
    patch security vulnerabilities in the Windows Operating System. Removing
    these will only make your PC more succeptable to attack, removing these will
    not speed up your PC.
    Ern, Jul 13, 2005
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  3. That is an appropriate answer from a computer salesman.
    Next time as a competent computer tech.
    You should not remove them unless you also are willing to compromise the
    security of your computer.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jul 13, 2005
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