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Donald ran. gordon
28-02-2008, 06:10 PM
can someone tell me if I can delete all the updates without getting into problems, I mean they're just sitting there using up space, or do they have to stay?????
thanks.

nofam
28-02-2008, 06:24 PM
Why would you want to remove them??

Security updates are there for a reason - Windows has security flaws at the best of times, so removing the updates would be very risky!!

Or do you mean the $NtUninstall directories? Those can be removed.

If you're running out of space, I'd suggest you get Registry Mechanic, and Windows Washer - you'll be amazed how much space and performance you'll get back by running these.

Also, check the size of your system restore - given the size of modern drives, I usually set mine to 3%

Speedy Gonzales
28-02-2008, 06:26 PM
Use ccleaner to get some space back, and yup you can delete the $NTuninstall folders.

BUT then you wont be able to uninstall the updates/patches

And if you dont use hibernation, disable it to get some space back

beeswax34
29-02-2008, 12:38 AM
And you can delete all but the latest restore points if you actually have System Restore turned on.

jberries
29-02-2008, 07:29 AM
You can also from Program -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Cleanup. This will get more space back also.

wratterus
29-02-2008, 02:31 PM
Also, get rid of any old versions of Java...current is Runtime 6 Update 3.

Sweet deal. His HDD should be practically empty after all that! :thumbs: :lol:

Speedy Gonzales
29-02-2008, 05:09 PM
Also, get rid of any old versions of Java...current is Runtime 6 Update 3.

Its actually 6 update 4

wratterus
29-02-2008, 05:15 PM
Its actually 6 update 4

Where did you get that from? I just went to the Java site www.java.com/en and downloaded it from there - 6.3.

Screenshot. (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/java6.3.JPG)

Speedy Gonzales
29-02-2008, 05:25 PM
My sig, under the here link

wratterus
29-02-2008, 05:34 PM
Ohh the SDK.

Thats not the runtime. Different thing. Most people will only want the runtime.

Speedy Gonzales
29-02-2008, 05:36 PM
Ah no, see:

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 4

wratterus
29-02-2008, 05:39 PM
Alright, I'll let you have that one. :p

Is it a final release though?

Speedy Gonzales
29-02-2008, 05:41 PM
I've never seen anything else on this site, besides a final release.

Well, I'm using it.

Doesnt say anything about it being beta or rc

wratterus
29-02-2008, 05:43 PM
On the site it says...

Java SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 4 First Customer Ship

Sounds to me a bit like a 'beta' type thing.

Speedy Gonzales
29-02-2008, 05:45 PM
Well if u dont want it, dont get it :p

wratterus
29-02-2008, 05:46 PM
I won't. :p

Nah, just kidding.

I'm kind of bored, closing at 6 and theres nothing better to do than argue over pointless crap like that. :lol: