Windows XP hotfix

Question

I'm using Windows XP, Home Edition. When I go into the Add/Remove programs option, I see some files with the name "Windows XP Hotfix". Each file has a unique number associated with it. I noticed, also, that they have no file size. I went to your web site and couldn't find any information regarding this; and I went to the Microsoft web site and typed in the number (i.e. KB282010) and received pages of information which didn't answer my questions - Why are these files in the Add/Remove portion of the operating system; and could they be removed without harm?

Thank you for your support.

Rick Hovish

Answer

This question was answered on October 19, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Mr Hovish, this is patch files which is an update to your Operating system in this case WinXP This hotfix is for Access 2002 and I guess you have install Office XP or Office 2002 How did it get to your computer? well after you already install Office 2002 and then when you have an Windows Update the website detect that you have Access 2002 and you don't have current Latest version of the Microsoft Jet 4.0 database engine The latest update is the Jet 4.0 database engine, you can download and then install Microsoft Jet 4.0 Service Pack 7 (SP7)

If you remove it, it would not affect your system but it will have some debug problem when you use access 2002 and will not perform 100% o performance.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 19, 2003