When I go to Local Drive C- Folder Windows, I get hundreds of folders with the name $NtUninstall followed by a number. On opening any of these folders, I see it contains a Folder called Spuninst and several other files. What are these Folder and files? Are they necessary or can they be deleted? Thanks Sajeev
Backup registry ? Always a good idea. However, as I said that article was for Win2K. I believe you can just delete the files in Windows Explorer (having made a note of the names), then find the updates in Add/Remove Programs and when you try to uninstall the ones you deleted it will say it can't and give you the option to remove them from the list.
The update was successful if your system is working normally. You only have to "roll back" is something goes wrong.
Windows folder has 760 folders and 6500+ files. Add-Remove has only a dozen files named Update etc. None of the names of the folders/files in the Windows folder matches those in the Add-Remove list. Still safe to delete? Sajeev
Yes. The $ indicates it is a backup file, and the Spuninst refers to service packs. Many of the folders will be associated with a major update, for example a service pack. Others will be individual live updates from Microsoft.
You don't have to remove them from the programs list if you don't want to, it just keeps things tidy. You may need to select "Show Updates" in the add/remove list. Generally the KB numbers will match for the individual Internet Explorer and Security updates.