can I delete: $NtServicePackUninstall$

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by hadi, Jun 21, 2005.

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  1. hadi

    hadi Guest

    Hi all
    Have installed XP for a friend, SP2 is running fine
    Q: can I simply delete the folder C:\Windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$
    and the related entry in add/remove OR it need regedit thing. Thanks
  2. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

    Oct 16, 2004
    United States

    Hey Hadi...welcome to Wilders!

    I would highly recommend you not delete this directory. This directory stores information about updates and service packs installed on your pc. If you notice, the folder name has a "$" in front of it. This is indicating that it is an administrative folder (needs to be there). Deleting this would be bad for your system :D

    I hope this answers your question.
  3. Jaws

    Jaws Registered Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    Hi Hadi,

    A google search with: $NtServicePackUninstall$ will bring up a lot of info.
    This site answers your question: Here
    Yes, you can delete the folder, but you better be sure you don't want to uninstall SP2 in the future. Unless your friend has a small hard drive I would just leave it alone.

    Regards, Jaws
  4. hadi

    hadi Guest

    thanks for the link it answered my question about the entry in add/remove too, I don't have such folder because I slipstreamed SP2. I thought it is safe to delete. Thanks I'll delete it.
  5. zcv

    zcv Registered Member

    Dec 11, 2002
    If burned out or copied to another HD, $NtServicePackUninstall$ or any critical MS uninstall file can be put back and XP will re-insert the Add/Remove entry for it.

    Regards - Charles
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