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Posted on 2004-10-26
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Hi,

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
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    by:dev8
    Hello,

    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 ;)

    //j
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    by:dev8
    If you don't intend to roll back any SP's or hotfixes, you can remove this and be safe.  
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    by:rudejoe
    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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    Hello,

    After removing these directories, you can go to your registry and remove any references to those folders under:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> MICROSOFT -> WINDOWS -> CURRENT VERSION - > UNINSTALL

    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!

    //j
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