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
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> Am running Server 2003 Enterprise Edition and have partitioned off the
> harddrive into 6gb for operating system and 28 gb for files. OS partition
> has nothing else installed on it save Windows files.
> Windows updates have slowly crept up and stolen all my free space and now I
> have only 310 megs available on this drive. I delete .txt files and .log
> files but have no room to apply new updates.
> In my c:\windows\ folder, I see lots of folders with $ntuninstall names. I
> have no intention of ever uninstalling any windows update so my question is
> whether I can safely delete these folders to regain my disk space?
> Thanks in advance