Uninstall Files

Posted on 2004-10-26
Last Modified: 2011-04-14

My WINNT directory is getting pretty large and I've noticed a number of uninstall directories for service packs and hot fixes such as "$NtUninstallKB.......".  Is it safe for me to remove these directories and if so, what is the best way to do it?

Thanks, Joe
Question by:rudejoe
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    Those contain the uninstall info for patches/hot fixes downloaded from Microsoft.  You can remove these directories if you never really intend to remove these patches/hotfixes installed from Microsoft ;)

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    If you don't intend to roll back any SP's or hotfixes, you can remove this and be safe.  

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    I don't want to have a bunch of broken entries under add/remove programs, so what is the best way for me to rid myself of these files and their uninstall options.
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    After removing these directories, you can go to your registry and remove any references to those folders under:


    There you should see all items listed under add/remove.  Just delete the reference there and you should not see anything under add/remove anymore!


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