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Nikilet How do I handle discontinued/end-of-life programs
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My scan is showing 3 programs that need updating, but they are all discontinued and labeled as end-of-life. I don't use the money or the encyclopedia, but I have no idea what that digital image program even is.

Microsoft Money
Microsoft Digital Image
Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia

Maurice Joyce RE: How do I handle discontinued/end-of-life programs
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Digital Image was a very nice programme - details here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Digital_Ima...

The Secunia advice on End of Life programmes is here:

https://1ncuig.bn1303.livefilestore.com/y2pE_7JcyS...

Given that you do not use them I would uninstall them. They should all be showing in Control Panel>Add/Remove for easy removal.



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Nikilet RE: How do I handle discontinued/end-of-life programs
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Thank you Maurice. I uninstalled two of them but just selected to ignore updates for the Microsfot digital image. I didn't even know it was on my computer. I thought maybe it was needed to use the Windows photo gallery or something.
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Maurice Joyce RE: How do I handle discontinued/end-of-life programs
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It is a standalone programme. Microsoft & many other vendors now produce the same or better offerings for photo enhancing.

If you change your mind the uninstall will not affect the workings of the OS.

Have a nice weekend.

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