Delete install files?
Posted on 2003-11-23
I have recently upgraded my laptop to Win XP Pro (withe SP1 included). I
have also installed all of the updates offered since. I am now interested
in doing some housecleaning to save a bit of room on the hd since it has a
limited size. My questions:
1. There is a file in the root directory with a very cryptic name 30
(apparently random) characters starting with b6d200... . It's sole
subdirectory is sp2, which itself has a sole subdir named update. SP2 has 2
files in it and update has 3 files. Can I delete this small tree in the
2. Also in the root is a directory named WUtemp, which has 8 subdirectories
all starting with "com_microsoft.". They also all have either SP1 or SP2 in
their name at some point. Can I delet these savely?
3. The first 8 directories under Windows all start with "$NtUninstall".
Can I delete these directories safely?
4. Are there any other directories put in by the XP install which I can delete?