Solved Is it safe to remove Win XP $NtUninstall hotfix uninstallers

June 24, 2013 at 07:04:37
Specs: win xp SP3, GenuineIntel 2997 mhz 512 mb ram
I have 3,494 hotfix uninstallers in C:/windows, over 800 mb, dating all the way back to 2007. Can I safely copy most of them to a cd and then remove them from my computer? I'd like to leave the ones from the last 3 months or so.

Everything is working fine, no problems.

Thanks for any opinions.

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June 24, 2013 at 07:29:49
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My Windows folder is full of these things called"$NtUninstallQ...etc". There's a whole bunch of them! Are they OK to delete?

What are the $NTUninstall folders? Can they be deleted?

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June 24, 2013 at 08:07:21
The folder contains the uninstall programs for patches and hotfixes. Sometimes when a hotfix or patch is applied, it can cause problems so Microsoft gives you the option to uninstall it if necessary. If everything is running well on your computer, you can delete those uninstall files.

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June 24, 2013 at 08:38:30
Download & install CCleaner-Slim. Before running the cleaner, make sure to check the box for Hotfix Uninstallers.

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June 25, 2013 at 08:51:16
So far I've removed around 300 files, a few each day, with no ill effects so far. I did save to a cd. I realize they will still be listed in add/remove but that's ok for now.

Thanks for the help.

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