Unnecessary system files?

  Diemmess 15:16 22 Feb 2006
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Windows 2000 and in the WINNT folder there is an increasing number of files more or less like $NtUninstallKB896424$ (currently just over 100MB)

This is a fresh installation and I like to keep my 'box' as trim as possible.

Though the serial numbers and other details differ they all have a $ at each end.

Are these files a return path to undo syatem update and therefore can be deleted?
I am backed up to date so could try it and see, but hope someone will describe what these files are about?

  VoG II 17:39 22 Feb 2006

They are thye uninstall files for Windows Updates.

  Diemmess 17:59 22 Feb 2006

Thanks VoG™ - they are bin-able?

  VoG II 18:04 22 Feb 2006

Yes you can bin them.

  remind 18:06 22 Feb 2006

CCleaner -Yahoo toolbar click here, tick Hotfix Uninstallers under Advanced.

  Diemmess 18:27 22 Feb 2006

I use CCleaner but hadn't explored 'Advanced'

  Diodorus Siculus 18:29 22 Feb 2006

These are the result of windows updates, as far as I know. You can delete them if you want, but with most modern hard disks, 100mb is very little so I'd leave them there.

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