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jayal
10-09-2006, 11:53 AM
running XP with SP2 installed
in the WINDOWS folder these files just keep on keeping on
there are 54 entries now as e.g. $NtUninstallKB873339$, which expands to spuninst, to 4 other files, .exe .inf .txt .dll - most seem to be less than 1MB but there's one that's even bigger 5.3MB - at this rate they'll consume my hard drive eventually - are these okay? can they be safely deleted? what are they? can someone put my mind to rest please?

Speedy Gonzales
10-09-2006, 11:55 AM
Most probably all the updates / patches for XP.

The folders are most probably where the uninstall looks, if u uninstall the updates.

jayal
10-09-2006, 12:04 PM
so they can be cleared out?

Speedy Gonzales
10-09-2006, 12:11 PM
According to this (http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Hotfix_backup.htm)

And this (http://www.askdavetaylor.com/can_i_delete_the_contents_of_windows_ntuninstall.h tml)

You can.

Just as long as u dont want to remove/uninstall the patches/hotfixes, if u have probs later.

jayal
10-09-2006, 02:31 PM
thanks Speedy, most helpful