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Uninstall The Uninstall Files?


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#1 killmypc

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 06:04 PM

Hey ya'll,

I serched the forums for this before posting, maybe I didn't do it right, but didn't find anything..

Is it safe to delete the uninstall files for the updates, and service packs?

Thanks

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 08:34 PM

Uninstall the uninstall files? Interesting concept. Are they that large that you need to do that? The reason I would not do that, is that if you ever have a problem. Should you ever need to do maintenance and uninstall and then reinstall something,you have now made that quite difficult. There may be other issues involved that I am unaware of as well. But that is the first thing that comes to mind.

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#3 killmypc

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 08:47 PM

I should have asked if it is ok to DELETE them....not uninstall...

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 08:49 PM

$NtUninstall..... located below $hf_mig$ in Windows Explorer...

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 03:46 AM

Hi killmypc.

These files are there for a reason. What possible reason would you have to want to delete them??? I don't think you would want to delete any WINDOWS files unless you had a very specific necessity.

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 08:39 AM

Guess I'll leave them alone....... :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 12:42 PM

Yes, you can delete all the files in the \Windows\ folder that start with a $. You just won't be able to uninstall any of the updates in the future.

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 06:07 PM

Not being able to uninstall the updates may give you a problem in the future, for instance, if one becomes corrupted.

I would suggest leaving them alone.

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 07:30 PM

Thanks, I'll leave them alone, with my luck, I can't afford to gamble...




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