Windows\Installer Folder -- Removing Files

What would be the downsides to removing the files in the "\Windows\Installer" folder?
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GivenRandyAsked:
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sirbountyCommented:
It's a temporary working folder for install packages...you can remove it - but it'll be recreated...
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davitofCommented:
The answer to this question is often "download and run Windows Installer CleanUp Utility". I did this on 2 different machines and I had twice the same issue: some of the links in the menus did not work any more (although the linked programs were still there). So I advise NOT to use this utility.
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