Removing Windows Update data files



Jack Purvis
07-10-2005, 02:28 AM
Is it possible to remove the update data files while retaining the
update?

Thanks
Jack Purvis

Jupiter Jones [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:28 AM
Jack;
The uninstall files can be safely deleted:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spack.htm

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Jupiter Jones [MVP]
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http://www.dts-l.org


"Jack Purvis" <dismal_danxxxx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Is it possible to remove the update data files while retaining the
> update?
>
> Thanks
> Jack Purvis

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 02:28 AM
Hi Jack,

You mean the $NtUninstallKBxxxxxxx$ compressed folders found under
C:\Windows? Sure, they are safe to delete as long as you are not going to
uninstall the update. Or are you referring to the storage found under
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution? Those are safe to remove as well once the
update has been installed.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Jack Purvis" <dismal_danxxxx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Is it possible to remove the update data files while retaining the
> update?
>
> Thanks
> Jack Purvis

RoyC
07-10-2005, 02:28 AM
Under C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution it showes I have 200 folders,939 files
that are 283mb in size that date to the day I installed XP Home. So your are
saying it is safe to delete this folder. I have a notebook with a 60gb hd and
sure could use the space. I have already deleted the uninstall files for all
updates.
Thanks for all the good info.
Roy

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi Jack,
>
> You mean the $NtUninstallKBxxxxxxx$ compressed folders found under
> C:\Windows? Sure, they are safe to delete as long as you are not going to
> uninstall the update. Or are you referring to the storage found under
> C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution? Those are safe to remove as well once the
> update has been installed.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Jack Purvis" <dismal_danxxxx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:j41ab1lg3jt2qvoslktctsj3mmip43t6iq@4ax.com...
> > Is it possible to remove the update data files while retaining the
> > update?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Jack Purvis
>
>
>

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 02:28 AM
Hi Roy,

The files/folders within that folder, but not the folder itself.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"RoyC" <RoyC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C81A176B-6662-4FC9-9712-E25133BAEE06@microsoft.com...
> Under C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution it showes I have 200 folders,939
> files
> that are 283mb in size that date to the day I installed XP Home. So your
> are
> saying it is safe to delete this folder. I have a notebook with a 60gb hd
> and
> sure could use the space. I have already deleted the uninstall files for
> all
> updates.
> Thanks for all the good info.
> Roy
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>
>> Hi Jack,
>>
>> You mean the $NtUninstallKBxxxxxxx$ compressed folders found under
>> C:\Windows? Sure, they are safe to delete as long as you are not going to
>> uninstall the update. Or are you referring to the storage found under
>> C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution? Those are safe to remove as well once
>> the
>> update has been installed.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "Jack Purvis" <dismal_danxxxx@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:j41ab1lg3jt2qvoslktctsj3mmip43t6iq@4ax.com...
>> > Is it possible to remove the update data files while retaining the
>> > update?
>> >
>> > Thanks
>> > Jack Purvis
>>
>>
>>


Removing Windows Update data files