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Uninstalling Updates FRom $HFmig$ Folder

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Old 12-09-2007
sasha gottfried
 

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Uninstalling Updates FRom $HFmig$ Folder
Can anyone inform me exactly what steps are necessary to uninstall an update from the $HFmig$ Folder? (These updates have migrated to that folder)

Thanks,

Marc
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Old 12-09-2007
MowGreen [MVP]
 

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Re: Uninstalling Updates FRom $HFmig$ Folder
Do NOT touch anything in $hf_mig$ . This folder contains files that are
needed to determine which version of a file has been updated previously.
There are two different branches of updates ... QFE and GDR.
The first are updates, the latter are HotFixes that have been obtained
directly from MS by request. Both files are included in update packages.
Without the files in the subfolders of $hf_mig$, the update can not
determine the specific file that it should install.

If the $hf_mig$ subfolder is taking up too much disc space then suggest
you store it on an external USB drive. BUT, you will need to move it
back to the WINDOWS directory prior to updating the system.

Once SP3 comes out and is installed, the $hf_mig$ should be cleaned out
by said installation. At least that's what I remember from installing SP2.

Updates are uninstalled from the $NTUninstallKBxxxxxx$ folders

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http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spack.htm

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sasha gottfried wrote:

> Can anyone inform me exactly what steps are necessary to uninstall an
> update from the $HFmig$ Folder? (These updates have migrated to that folder)
>
> Thanks,
>
> Marc

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Old 12-09-2007
sasha gottfried
 

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Re: Uninstalling Updates FRom $HFmig$ Folder

So basically, If I discover a previous update is causing a problem, it
cannot be uninstalled if it has 'migrated' to the $HFmig$ folder?



"MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@nowandzen.com> wrote in message
news:O$MfmmoOIHA.5860@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Do NOT touch anything in $hf_mig$ . This folder contains files that are
> needed to determine which version of a file has been updated previously.
> There are two different branches of updates ... QFE and GDR.
> The first are updates, the latter are HotFixes that have been obtained
> directly from MS by request. Both files are included in update packages.
> Without the files in the subfolders of $hf_mig$, the update can not
> determine the specific file that it should install.
>
> If the $hf_mig$ subfolder is taking up too much disc space then suggest
> you store it on an external USB drive. BUT, you will need to move it back
> to the WINDOWS directory prior to updating the system.
>
> Once SP3 comes out and is installed, the $hf_mig$ should be cleaned out by
> said installation. At least that's what I remember from installing SP2.
>
> Updates are uninstalled from the $NTUninstallKBxxxxxx$ folders
>
> Save Space After Installing Updates
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spack.htm
>
> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
> ===============
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ===============
>
>
>
> sasha gottfried wrote:
>
>> Can anyone inform me exactly what steps are necessary to uninstall an
>> update from the $HFmig$ Folder? (These updates have migrated to that
>> folder)
>> Thanks,
>> Marc



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Old 12-09-2007
PA Bear
 

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Re: Uninstalling Updates FRom $HFmig$ Folder
Here's the rest of the story, BroMow:
http://groups.google.com/group/micro...dc94f18b687559
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MowGreen [MVP] wrote:
> Do NOT touch anything in $hf_mig$ . This folder contains files that are
> needed to determine which version of a file has been updated previously.
> There are two different branches of updates ... QFE and GDR.
> The first are updates, the latter are HotFixes that have been obtained
> directly from MS by request. Both files are included in update packages.
> Without the files in the subfolders of $hf_mig$, the update can not
> determine the specific file that it should install.
>
> If the $hf_mig$ subfolder is taking up too much disc space then suggest
> you store it on an external USB drive. BUT, you will need to move it
> back to the WINDOWS directory prior to updating the system.
>
> Once SP3 comes out and is installed, the $hf_mig$ should be cleaned out
> by said installation. At least that's what I remember from installing SP2.
>
> Updates are uninstalled from the $NTUninstallKBxxxxxx$ folders
>
> Save Space After Installing Updates
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spack.htm
>
> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
> ===============
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ===============
>
>
>
> sasha gottfried wrote:
>
>> Can anyone inform me exactly what steps are necessary to uninstall an
>> update from the $HFmig$ Folder? (These updates have migrated to that
>> folder) Thanks,
>>
>> Marc


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Old 12-09-2007
PA Bear
 

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Re: Uninstalling Updates FRom $HFmig$ Folder
Why did you begin a new thread, Sasha?

cf.
http://groups.google.com/group/micro...dc94f18b687559
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sasha gottfried wrote:
> Can anyone inform me exactly what steps are necessary to uninstall an
> update from the $HFmig$ Folder? (These updates have migrated to that
> folder)
>
> Thanks,
>
> Marc


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Old 12-10-2007
MowGreen [MVP]
 

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Re: Uninstalling Updates FRom $HFmig$ Folder
Thanks to BroRo this thread is starting to make some sense now.
If you stick to one thread at a time this could have been resolved a
long time ago, Sasha.
IF the $NTUninstallKBxxxxx$ folders have somehow 'migrated' to the
$hf_mig$ subfolder then something is *seriously* amiss with the OS.
It sounds as if a registry entry's path has been corrupted or changed.

You can distinguish the $NTUninstallKBxxxxx$ folders from the $hf_mig$
folders very easily. The $hf_mig$ folders will appear as KBxxxxx.
Also, there will be no spuninst.exe present when you drill down thourgh
the subfolders.

Try moving the $NTUninstallKBxxxxx$ folders back to the WINDOWS
directory [folder], reboot, and see if they remain there and show up in
Add/Remove Programs.
If not, and even if they do. you can delete the $NTUninstallKBxxxxx$
folders for those updates that do not show in Add/Remove Programs as
long as there are no issues affecting the system from said installed
updates.


Has that cleared things up for you ?


MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
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sasha gottfried wrote:

> So basically, If I discover a previous update is causing a problem, it
> cannot be uninstalled if it has 'migrated' to the $HFmig$ folder?
>
>
>
> "MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@nowandzen.com> wrote in message
> news:O$MfmmoOIHA.5860@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>
>>Do NOT touch anything in $hf_mig$ . This folder contains files that are
>>needed to determine which version of a file has been updated previously.
>>There are two different branches of updates ... QFE and GDR.
>>The first are updates, the latter are HotFixes that have been obtained
>>directly from MS by request. Both files are included in update packages.
>>Without the files in the subfolders of $hf_mig$, the update can not
>>determine the specific file that it should install.
>>
>>If the $hf_mig$ subfolder is taking up too much disc space then suggest
>>you store it on an external USB drive. BUT, you will need to move it back
>>to the WINDOWS directory prior to updating the system.
>>
>>Once SP3 comes out and is installed, the $hf_mig$ should be cleaned out by
>>said installation. At least that's what I remember from installing SP2.
>>
>>Updates are uninstalled from the $NTUninstallKBxxxxxx$ folders
>>
>>Save Space After Installing Updates
>>http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spack.htm
>>
>>MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
>>===============
>> *-343-* FDNY
>>Never Forgotten
>>===============
>>
>>
>>
>>sasha gottfried wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Can anyone inform me exactly what steps are necessary to uninstall an
>>>update from the $HFmig$ Folder? (These updates have migrated to that
>>>folder)
>>> Thanks,
>>> Marc

>
>
>

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