Hi JIll, this is for WinXP
Folders that have uninstall as part of the name (for example
$NtUninstallKB282010$ which reside in C:\windows (hidden folders) are Window
Hot Fix Update folders/files) can be safely deleted (providing you never wish
to uninstall the updates). I would recommend leaving these folders for a
period of at least a month to make sure the update is working correctly.
These updates can be deleted individually or in multiples. To find out more
about the update/s go to:
NB: XXXXXX = the actual number not including the "Q" or "KB"
Once you have deleted the uninstall folders/files, then go to Control Panel,
Add/Remove Programs. Select the matching Windows Hotfix Title relating the
update folder/file you have just deleted and select remove. You will get a
Windows error. This is because you have deleted the uninstall folder/files.
Just choose OK and the entry will be deleted from the Add/Remove Programs
Tidying up after installing SP2
Removing the uninstall information
> i have old windows updates on my computer and was wondering if it is safe to
> remove them and how to remove them.