Thursday, December 27, 2007

Cleaning up Windows XP Hot Fixes Entries

If your Windows XP is configured to automatically download updates or patches from Microsoft, your Control Panel >> Add/Remove Programs listing would probably have lots of entries for "Hotfixes". And if you look at your c:\windows folder, you will probably see lots of "Uninstall" folders (one for each hotfix in case you want to revert to the version prior to the hotfix install -- as to why you would want to do that is beyond me). While reading PC World Philippines, I came across an article referring to a site where you can download a program to clean up these "uninstall" entries (since your PC is presumably working fine with the hotfixes and there is no conceivable reason why you would still want to uninstall them in the future). Download the XP_Remove_Hotfix_Backup.exe from Doug Knox. It cleaned up my XP in a jiffy!

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