Uninstalling Python

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Mar 30 04:44:13 CEST 2006

Pete wrote:
> I am using xpsp2, and I have two versions of python (2.2 and 2.2.3 - both 
> are listed as 29.3 mb, and listed as rarely used, which means never to me) 
> listed in add/remove programs in the control panel.  I assume they were put 
> in by HP out of the factory install, when I got my pc last April, since I 
> certainly did not install the first one or do an update to it.
> I googled "python" and have no interest in it and know nothing about it.
> Therefore, I would like to uninstall  both the versions since I do not 
> believe I need them.  Would it be okay to uninstall them or would you 
> recommend that I keep them even though I will probably never use them (ie 
> for the future just in case).  Or could something else get screwed up if I 
> uninstalled them.  Is this analogous to java (which I also do not believe I 
> have a need for).

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Robert Kern
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"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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