Can I safely remove Windows: images and faxes from my computer?

I am running Windows XP and need help.  When you download a pdf file, then try to launch or save to downloads for open with Adobe Reader, Windows Picture and Fax Viewer jumps forward and displays a message indicating that no preview is available in full-screen.  Can I eliminate this problem by removing Windows Picture and Fax Viewer on my computer, since I never use images and faxes in any case.  If it is safe to do so, how can I go about it?  Thank you

Pat J

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Why not check your file Associations for you ensure that when XP meets a PDF file, it will use Adobe Reader to open it (or if some PDF reader you choose).

To do this, in Windows Explorer, click Tools, folder, File Types options and find the PDF file extension.

If it is not associated with Adobe Reader, click on edit and select Adobe Reader and put a checkmark in the box to "always use the selected program to open this type of file", click OK and close.

You can get similar results by right-clicking a PDF file, choose open with..., choose the program, etc.

See how things work now.

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