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    • Robm1955
    • By Robm1955 19th Oct 19, 4:06 PM
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    PC cleanup
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    • 19th Oct 19, 4:06 PM
    PC cleanup 19th Oct 19 at 4:06 PM
    I noticed I'm loosing space on my pc, from programs, documents etc., so I thought I would have a cleanout. Going through installed programs, I've discovered, using DoYourData Uninstaller, I have a number of versions of Microsoft Visual C++ installed. The dates range from 2008, to 2017. Without sounding stupid, is it safe to delete all but the latest one? Just noticed, some say x86 Redistributable, some x64 Redistributable, and others just Redistributable.
    Last edited by Robm1955; 19-10-2019 at 4:09 PM.
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    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 21st Oct 19, 9:43 PM
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    Neil Jones
    Technically every installation of Windows known to man has partitions of some sort, even the installation of Windows 10 creates about four without telling you and the new 1903 I think it is creates an even bigger one on a fresh installation.

    Back in the days of Windows 95 when hard drive sizes began to creep over 2Gb in size, the original version of Windows 95 couldn't use the full size in one go, and so if you were lucky enough to have such a massive capacity drive you'd have had to split it into 2Gb chunks to be able to use all the space (this wasn't a Windows 95 "issue" as such, it was a file system issue). To cut a long story short Windows 95 OSR2 ("Windows 95 Service Pack 2" if you like) as it was called introduced a new file system that solved this issue.
    Last edited by Neil Jones; 21-10-2019 at 9:45 PM.
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 21st Oct 19, 10:48 PM
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    Thanks. I realise manufacturers and windows uses hidden partitions for recovery I was thinking more of the days of fdisk and people partitioning drives for storing different types of media
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