sp2 uninstall files

  sinbad1 13:51 08 Nov 2005

Is it wise to remove the uninstall files and how do i do this.

I have had sp2 for some time now and would like to free up some space on c drive.The file is 290mb, your comments would be appreciated.


  BurrWalnut 14:41 08 Nov 2005

I remove all those beginning with $NTUninstall in \Windows but only after the updates have been successfully running for about a month, e.g. when the current month's fixes are downloaded, I remove the previous ones.

I just delete them from the Windows folder. This will give you orphaned entries in Add/Remove but by clicking them in Add/Remove Windows removes the entries.

  Stuartli 14:44 08 Nov 2005

The SP2 uninstall files are normally found in the following folder:


If you are happy SP2 isn't causing problems it's safe to delete it.

However the similarly named folder:


shouldn't not be removed.

  Stuartli 14:45 08 Nov 2005

..should read:

...shouldn't be removed.

  sinbad1 15:39 08 Nov 2005

thanks for your response, ive sp2 for a long time with no probs, its only of late have noticed these files and since its a large file that will not be needed i will delete to make more space


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