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Author Topic: uninstalling the Microsoft Virtual Machine,is it safe?  (Read 2486 times)

tinyvillager

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uninstalling the Microsoft Virtual Machine,is it safe?
« on: October 28, 2005, 02:00:28 AM »
I got all my hardware upgrade fix'ns today and going through with a fresh install.After a fresh install i start modifying
the OS(XP PRo) emediatly,menu's,updates,and crap i don't need or things that have been deamed security hazards,
i.e. Microsoft Virtual Machine.Microsoft actually released a tool to do this,which looks like they pulled,which concerns
me but i've checked Sun's Java site    http://www.java.com/...p/uninstall_msvm.xml and was planning
on using this method.

I guess what i'm asking, has anyone does this and are their any drawbacks?

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Re: uninstalling the Microsoft Virtual Machine,is it safe?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2005, 03:29:20 AM »
Windows XP doesn't include Virtual Machine as standard. You can download it from all over the web, but not from MS. It has been a dead project for along time now with no updates. It really should be avoided.

I used to use it but find that Jave RTE is just as good and it is an active project that produces security updates.

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Re: uninstalling the Microsoft Virtual Machine,is it safe?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2005, 03:45:15 AM »
Cool,cool,i just downloaded sun's java 1.5.0.5 update and plan to use it.
Thanks for response.