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Anonymous
April 4, 2005 12:29:03 PM

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We are curious about what people think about removing the uninstall files for
critical service packs and updates from the Windows folder to get more space
on the hard drive. We have a server with a 4 gig C: partition that is almost
full with needed files and we want to delete these unistall files to gain
back the space and was curious if anyone has had problems doing this.
Resizing the partitions is not an option in this case.
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 1:50:56 PM

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Some things to check;
Clean out your %windir%\Temp, and \Documents and Settings\%username%\Local
Settings\Temp directory. Delete the Temporary Internet Files, and History.
Do you have a disk defragmenter, if not get one and use it. You could use
Find|Files/ Folders and search the drive for; say files greater than 5mB and
then decide if they're needed. Check the %windir% directory for
$NtServicePackUninstall$ and $NtUninstallKBxxxxxx$ directories, if your
current service pack is stable and you don't anticipate backing down, you
can delete these dir. Also check for the existence of User.dmp and
Memory.dmp (both, by default should be in the %windir% directory) you can
delete these unless your going to send them to the application vendor, or
Microsoft for troubleshooting purposes. Other options are; moving the
pagefile to one of the other drives, uninstall your programs that are
installed in C:\Program Files and reinstall them to D:\Program Files If you
have a lot of local user profiles stored, you can move them, see this
article for info on this.

How to Move the Location of a Locally Cached Profile
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q214/4...


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"Holcomb.frank" wrote:
| We are curious about what people think about removing the uninstall files
for
| critical service packs and updates from the Windows folder to get more
space
| on the hard drive. We have a server with a 4 gig C: partition that is
almost
| full with needed files and we want to delete these unistall files to gain
| back the space and was curious if anyone has had problems doing this.
| Resizing the partitions is not an option in this case.
!