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Old 03-30-2005, 08:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi,
I have over 20 folders on my windows root with names similar to "$NtUninstallKB828741$". What are these folders? Do I need to keep them or should I delete them? This has probably been addressed here before, but a search of the folder name came up with nothing for me.
Thanks for the help!

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Old 03-30-2005, 09:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They contain un-install information for the installed Windows updates. You can remove them (I think) but you won't be able to undo the updates, dunno exactly.
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I would just leave them alone. If they are not taking up much space.
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yep i have some of these too Im living cool with them you better leave them
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Old 03-30-2005, 03:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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As long as you dont want to remove the hotfixes and updates that are pushed out from MS, you can delete them. To make it really clean, you need remove the registry entried for the
uninstall programs wizard too.

HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uni nstall
Total space is 400+ MB if I recall...
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Thanks... I'll probably leave them, but at least I know what they are and how to remove them properly. Thanks for the registry entrie too Inaris!

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