windows net frame work and ms compression client ?

  patso 19:51 17 Dec 2008

i am trying to clean up some space on my pc as it is an old one with only 40 gig of which there is 13.2 of free space,when i open add remove i have a lot of ms progs and updates that have installed,some i have never even used,one is ms compression client pack 1 foe windows xp which is 4,959 mb in size,what is this and do i need it,also ms net framework 2 which is 96.3 mb in size,,,,what is this and do i need it,i searched the net but found answers very technical,also is there a list of ms progs that are needed and ones you can do without as i only use my pc for browsing net and the usual word apps.any help ,i can post back all the progs if needed thanks again

  patso 19:54 17 Dec 2008

i forgot to say i am using xp home with sp3 and dont have vista,it seems vista updates are downloading automatically do i need them,sorry for all the questions thanks

  tullie 19:59 17 Dec 2008

Updates will download auto only if you have set it to do so.

  patso 20:01 17 Dec 2008

i know that and you need it set at auto the question was do i need these progs

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