My MS updates, security or otherwise, auto update. I had a look the other day and nearly fainted when I seen hundreds of them. How many mega/ giga am I loosing on my disk now? Like thousands of other users I dont understand the technical details of these or their worth in my system. I imagine some of the security ones will be necessary, but which ones can now be deleted, some must be very old. I have updates on for media player 9 and 10 but I only have 10 installed now, similarly with other programs. Do you think I could delete those that are say 1 or 2 years old? thanks for any help.
Also, make a note of the KB numbers that you have deleted then go to Add/Remove Programs, tick 'Show updates' and 'attempt' to uninstall them one at a time. You will get an orphaned registry key message but it's OK to delete them.
I tend to keep those that are under 2 months old just in case the fix misbehaves.
Instead of all the faffing about download Ccleaner click here. (free) and when you firat run it select all the options from advanced apart from 'clearwindow size/location. Run cleane rand it will delete all your rubbish and the Uninstall files. You will never need them so there is no point holding on to them.