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Removing Old Service Pack files

By LIMiller ·
Is there an acceptable way to remove the files left on the system drive after the installation of hot fixes/patches/service packs? I am running out of space on the C:\winnt drive and would like to remove these files but not the patches that they represent. Thanks for any help.

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by jschein In reply to Removing Old Service Pack ...

Only 2 places..

1. Close all programs

2. Delete entire contents of c:\temp - leave the temp folder there, just delete all the contents.

3. Delete the fold "Windows Update Files"

You can free up more space by:

1. Right click my pc, advanced tab, performance options. If you have more than one hard drive, change the virt. mem for c drive to 25/25.. Change it to 775/775 for other hard drive.

2. Right click recycle bin... properties. Change that size from 99999mb to 1mb - 200mb

3. Go into I.E. Options, settings.. Change cached pages from 9999mb to 1 mb. Reboot your pc.

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by Aakash Shah In reply to Removing Old Service Pack ...

In Windows XP (not tested on NT), you can go to C:\Windows and then delete all the blue colored folders that start with "$NtUninstall..." These files allow you to uninstall old patches. However, to save space, you may remove these.

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