microsoft compression client pack 1.0 what is this

  patso 11:33 28 Dec 2006
Locked

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 mb.as 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.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Best phone camera 2017

Stunning new film posters by Hattie Stewart, Joe Cruz & more

iPad Pro 10.5in (2017) review

28 astuces pour profiter au mieux de votre iPhone