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Windows updates on laptop

Discussion in 'Software' started by obmcfc, 23 Aug 2011.

  1. obmcfc

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    Neighbour got a laptop that just keeps updating windows (running XP)

    Now C drive full, laptop really slow and runs check disk every time he turns it on

    Went to delete some updates from add/remove programs but not sure which ones to delete

    Have turned automatic updates off at minute

    Any advice on how to stop updating and also deleting updates from C drive
     
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    I thought the updates, would self delete.
     
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    Doesn't seem to be which seems to be causing the issue
     
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    Windows updates would not fill a hard drive, otherwise every computer would be overloaded. There must be something on the HD that has filled it.
    Go to Computer and double click on the C: drive and open Program Files folder.
    See what is listed that he does not use and then use either that programs uninstaller in the start menu or use Control panel > Programs to uninstall
     
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    Download a disk space analyser tool like zero assumption and see where the space has gone. As above unlikely to be updates but there might be some temp files saved somewhere (which uninstalling the update probably won't remove either). Might be time for a fresh install.
     
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    Just booted it up and get blue screen saying fault in non-paged disk area and get screen saying windows did not close down properly please start from

    last known good configuration
    safe mode
    command prompt
    start normally

    I select last known good configuation and get check disk then after finished loading get

    microsoft.net framework box

    An unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click continue the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue, if you click quit the application will be shut down immediately

    'cannot control acermemusagecheckservice service on computer'


    I go into add/remove programs in control panel and there are loads of

    Windows installations eg

    compatability pack for 2007 Office system has 6 installed on various dates from 18/02/11-02/07/11 all with KB and numbers after them

    26 instances of .netframework ending in various numbers letters such as

    CA
    CLR
    ASP.net
    2
    1
    PreXP

    Then 23 under

    Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003 ending in

    KB OTKLOADR
    MainSP3
    etc

    23 Windows IE 8 updates ending in KB then numbers

    then (stopped counting at 60) Windows XP software updates including

    updates for

    Media Format
    Media Player
    XP
     
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