critical service packs and updates uninstall files

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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.
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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/Q214/4/70.ASP


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    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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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.
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