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Delete The $ntservicepackuninstall$ Folder

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#1 ssumscape


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Posted 10 October 2005 - 06:53 PM

I am using Windows 2000.

The Windows updates folders on my computer are about 1/2 Gb in absolute size and take up about 300 Gb on the disk (I suppose MSoft compresses them by default). After updating and accepting the changes in use for a while, is it possible to delete these folders?

Some of them are on the Add/Remove programs list.

These are the typical folder names:

$NtServicePackUninstall$...folder and all the:
$NtUninstallKBnnnnnn$......folders (they are also in the "Add/Remove Programs list) and all the:
$NtUninstallKD[key#]$......folders (they are also in the Add/Remove Programs list) and all the:
$NtUninstallQnnnnnn$........folders (one is in the Add/Remove Programs list) ...also most recently:

Thank you


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#2 River_Rat


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Posted 10 October 2005 - 10:11 PM

If you're confident that you won't need to uninstall either the
service pack or any of the subsequent hotfixes, you can safely delete
those folders. You can then open the Control Panel's Add/Remove
Programs applet and select each of the pertinent removal choices, in
turn. You should get an error message stating that the removal files
are missing, and asking if you'd like to delete the menu option.



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