Some XP advice please

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by marcusa, Sep 1, 2004.

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  1. marcusa

    marcusa Registered Member

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    Hi

    My lap top has 48 directories of XP update uninstall directories including service pack 2

    As this is loads of files and a significant drain on the small 9 Gb hd is it safe to remover these things and free up much needed space or am i stuck with them
     
  2. zcv

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    Hello marcusa,

    As this is loads of files and a significant drain on the small 9 Gb hd is it safe to remover these things and free up much needed space or am i stuck with them

    As long as you're talking about these files: $NtUninstall.... in the WINDOWS folder, yes. Simply delete them, then reboot, that will get rid of the Add/Remove hot fix entries. XP does sometimes clean up after itself :)

    Regards - Charles
     
  3. nick s

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    Just to be safe, I would delete only those $NtUninstall folders with a "Date Modified" prior to your SP2 install. Those updates will be part of SP2.

    Nick
     
  4. zcv

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    They can be burned out, including the Service Pack uninstall - makes no sense to keep a 366 MB file around unless you use.

    Any reload of these files will reverse the process - meaning if the SP2 uninstall file is reloaded, it becomes functional again, including the Add/Remove entry.

    Regards - Charles
     
  5. marcusa

    marcusa Registered Member

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    Thank you all

    I burned them all to CD and then cleaned up, the 9 Gb drive isnt often a pain but just MS sometimes makes it awkward

    Thank you once again

    :)
     
  6. iwod

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    Hello iwod,

    Why?

    Regards - Charles
     
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