Add remove-what are these programs?

  So Afraid 20:19 16 Dec 2007

Doing a cleanup of unwanted programs,in add remove i have these listed,not sure when they were installed maybe with automatic updates,

microsoft compression client pack 1.0 for xp

microsoft usermode driver framework pack 1.0

microsoft visual c ++ 2005

my os is xp.

  VoG II 20:22 16 Dec 2007

Do you use Visual C++ - i.e. are you a programmer? If not you can delete them. But these must have been installed deliberately, not via automatic updates.

  SANTOS7 20:25 16 Dec 2007

top one is vista based so i don't think you need that either..

  mrwoowoo 20:25 16 Dec 2007

click here
the user mode driver seems to be an update to windows media player 11.
click here

  So Afraid 20:40 16 Dec 2007

No i am not a programmer so i will delete visual c ++
i will also delete client pack 1.0 for xp,but i have media player 11 so i will keep usermode driver framework pack 1.0.

  So Afraid 21:26 16 Dec 2007

I removed visual c++ 2005,but when i tried to uninstall client pack 1.0 for xp a box came up saying if you continue these programs and security updates may not work properly,a list of my programs i use came up,ie java 6, diskeeper lite,realtek ethernet lan drivers, and others,so i will leave well alone.

  So Afraid 19:55 17 Dec 2007

Found out the c ++ 2005 is part of the setup files for my logitech key/mouse.

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