Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:32 AM
Once I determine that the latest MS updates have no issues, I delete them all: them hidden system, blue font type funky named folders at top of Windows folder directory that come right before the 'addins' folder; the IE8(or 7)updates folder contents, and also the folders(and ONLY the folders) contained within the Windows/SoftwareDistribution/Download folder. Never had issues doing this and have been doing it for years now.
If you're not comfortable with doing this, especially with my directions given, then don't do it. I take no responsibility for your final decision on this matter. Me, I likes to save drive space.