microsoft compression client pack 1.0 what is this

  patso 11:33 28 Dec 2006

i have recently noticed this programme ms compression client pack 1.0 has added itself to my pc and it is a huge prog at 4,959 i only have a 40 gb hard drive do i need this prog and what is it for any help please

  anskyber 11:36 28 Dec 2006
  VoG II 11:37 28 Dec 2006
  patso 11:40 28 Dec 2006

thanks anskyber but i am using xp home and dont have vista and do i need this prog at this time as my pc was working fine without it

  patso 11:45 28 Dec 2006

thanks for the tech support but i dont have vista and do i really need this prog sorry to be repeating myself

  anskyber 11:48 28 Dec 2006

Yes, my link and VoG™'s are actually the same. I think his is rather easier to read but it makes it clear that the program is for XP, if you look towards the bottom it says so.

I cannot answer how it got on your PC but it does look like a recent update.

  anskyber 11:58 28 Dec 2006

I have checked to see if I have it and I do. It must therefore have come as an update. Although it is designed to assist for vista updates it does look as if it (may) function to assist MS updates generally.

I cannot see the file size on my PC so I cannot comment other than to say that I think it highly unlikely it will be as large as the reading you get.

  patso 12:38 28 Dec 2006

it is in add remove progs where you can see the size and i reckon it came from an update .i suppose i have to live with it so

  VoG II 12:41 28 Dec 2006

Oh! I have it too! I'll have to do some detective work.

  patso 20:00 28 Dec 2006

ok vog postback your findings and thanks also anskyber for postingback

  VoG II 20:07 28 Dec 2006

As far as I can discover this was installed as part of Windows Media Player 11. By the way, you cannot trust the file sizes quoted in Add/Remove programs - it shows as much larger for me.

I would leave it alone unless you are seriously short of space on your HDD.

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