XP home edition with all xp updates (critical and security) downloaded, except 811493 (from memory - the update that slows the system).
In add remove programs I have alot of hotfixs and updates. can I remove all of these without effecting service pack 1 or is sp1 some of these hotfixs? SP1 was downloaded from microsoft site. I want to delete all updates, apart from sp1, as I don't use that pc for internet use at all and I'm running out of space on hard drive. Also curious if it'll speed up benchmarks.
BUT the amount of time it would take to work out which ones are part of XP SP1 and which are SP2 hotfixes would take a bit of time. It is faster just to install XP and then put the SP1 on. 30 mins max.
If you do want to uninstall Hotfixes etc. DO each 1 seperately and reboot after each one. Will take you a while.
As I recall from the windows update window some of the updates I have installed on XP have stated that quote ONCE INSTALLED THIS UPDATE CANNOT BE REMOVED unquote. This is Microsofts wording so I took this to mean that you installed this at your own risk and if removal was needed you would have to delete and re-install XP completely.