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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 22, 2005 4:03:01 PM

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Are Hot Fix Files necessary? I seem to recall reading that they could be
removed after install. I could use the space on an older laptop, but I don't
want to have to reinstall all the updates the next time I check Windows
Update.

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 22, 2005 4:46:18 PM

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Hi Bluerdg

If you're talking about the files in the windows folder named
$Ntunistallkbxxxx$ you can remove it, they are only use if you want to
uninstall a hotfix, and if your system is working fine, you'll never have to
remove a hotfix. I've done it offten on computer who needed spaced and it
always work fine. So don't worry, they won't come back on you're automatic
update nor will you miss them.

"Bluerdg" wrote:

> Are Hot Fix Files necessary? I seem to recall reading that they could be
> removed after install. I could use the space on an older laptop, but I don't
> want to have to reinstall all the updates the next time I check Windows
> Update.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 22, 2005 4:55:02 PM

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Bluerdg wrote:

> Are Hot Fix Files necessary? I seem to recall reading that they
> could be removed after install. I could use the space on an older
> laptop, but I don't want to have to reinstall all the updates the
> next time I check Windows Update.


Hotfixes are the updates (security and other) that you've been installing.
If you delete them you will put back the problems that they fixed.

You can remove their backup see at www.dougknox.com, Win XP Utilities,
Remove Hotfix Backup Files, but that means you won't be able to remove the
hotfixes.


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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 22, 2005 5:28:07 PM

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You answered the question, it must have been the backup files I had read
about earlier. I upgraded the laptop to XP Home and used update to bring it
all up to speed. If it is running ok, will I really gain that much space
deleting the backup files? I need to install SP3, would it make sense to
delete all the old stuff and start over at SP3 and just keep an eye on my
updates to save space.

"Ken Blake" wrote:

> Bluerdg wrote:
>
> > Are Hot Fix Files necessary? I seem to recall reading that they
> > could be removed after install. I could use the space on an older
> > laptop, but I don't want to have to reinstall all the updates the
> > next time I check Windows Update.
>
>
> Hotfixes are the updates (security and other) that you've been installing.
> If you delete them you will put back the problems that they fixed.
>
> You can remove their backup see at www.dougknox.com, Win XP Utilities,
> Remove Hotfix Backup Files, but that means you won't be able to remove the
> hotfixes.
>
>
> --
> Ken Blake
> Please Reply to the Newsgroup
>
>
>
August 22, 2005 6:19:20 PM

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" I need to install SP3"?


"Bluerdg" <Bluerdg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5F6DED87-5C4F-4C57-9A0D-544C830FA80E@microsoft.com...
> You answered the question, it must have been the backup files I had read
> about earlier. I upgraded the laptop to XP Home and used update to bring
> it
> all up to speed. If it is running ok, will I really gain that much space
> deleting the backup files? I need to install SP3, would it make sense
> to
> delete all the old stuff and start over at SP3 and just keep an eye on my
> updates to save space.
>
> "Ken Blake" wrote:
>
>> Bluerdg wrote:
>>
>> > Are Hot Fix Files necessary? I seem to recall reading that they
>> > could be removed after install. I could use the space on an older
>> > laptop, but I don't want to have to reinstall all the updates the
>> > next time I check Windows Update.
>>
>>
>> Hotfixes are the updates (security and other) that you've been
>> installing.
>> If you delete them you will put back the problems that they fixed.
>>
>> You can remove their backup see at www.dougknox.com, Win XP Utilities,
>> Remove Hotfix Backup Files, but that means you won't be able to remove
>> the
>> hotfixes.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Ken Blake
>> Please Reply to the Newsgroup
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 22, 2005 6:37:23 PM

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Service Pack 3

"Bill" wrote:

> " I need to install SP3"?
>
>
> "Bluerdg" <Bluerdg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5F6DED87-5C4F-4C57-9A0D-544C830FA80E@microsoft.com...
> > You answered the question, it must have been the backup files I had read
> > about earlier. I upgraded the laptop to XP Home and used update to bring
> > it
> > all up to speed. If it is running ok, will I really gain that much space
> > deleting the backup files? I need to install SP3, would it make sense
> > to
> > delete all the old stuff and start over at SP3 and just keep an eye on my
> > updates to save space.
> >
> > "Ken Blake" wrote:
> >
> >> Bluerdg wrote:
> >>
> >> > Are Hot Fix Files necessary? I seem to recall reading that they
> >> > could be removed after install. I could use the space on an older
> >> > laptop, but I don't want to have to reinstall all the updates the
> >> > next time I check Windows Update.
> >>
> >>
> >> Hotfixes are the updates (security and other) that you've been
> >> installing.
> >> If you delete them you will put back the problems that they fixed.
> >>
> >> You can remove their backup see at www.dougknox.com, Win XP Utilities,
> >> Remove Hotfix Backup Files, but that means you won't be able to remove
> >> the
> >> hotfixes.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Ken Blake
> >> Please Reply to the Newsgroup
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
August 22, 2005 6:57:52 PM

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Maybe for Windows 2000 but not XP. XP is only up to SP2


"Bluerdg" <Bluerdg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0ADF5F05-3418-4AEC-A64F-89B710AA93E5@microsoft.com...
> Service Pack 3
>
> "Bill" wrote:
>
>> " I need to install SP3"?
>>
>>
>> "Bluerdg" <Bluerdg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:5F6DED87-5C4F-4C57-9A0D-544C830FA80E@microsoft.com...
>> > You answered the question, it must have been the backup files I had
>> > read
>> > about earlier. I upgraded the laptop to XP Home and used update to
>> > bring
>> > it
>> > all up to speed. If it is running ok, will I really gain that much
>> > space
>> > deleting the backup files? I need to install SP3, would it make
>> > sense
>> > to
>> > delete all the old stuff and start over at SP3 and just keep an eye on
>> > my
>> > updates to save space.
>> >
>> > "Ken Blake" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Bluerdg wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > Are Hot Fix Files necessary? I seem to recall reading that they
>> >> > could be removed after install. I could use the space on an older
>> >> > laptop, but I don't want to have to reinstall all the updates the
>> >> > next time I check Windows Update.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Hotfixes are the updates (security and other) that you've been
>> >> installing.
>> >> If you delete them you will put back the problems that they fixed.
>> >>
>> >> You can remove their backup see at www.dougknox.com, Win XP Utilities,
>> >> Remove Hotfix Backup Files, but that means you won't be able to remove
>> >> the
>> >> hotfixes.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Ken Blake
>> >> Please Reply to the Newsgroup
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 22, 2005 7:41:17 PM

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Hi,

Previously posted by Doug Knox MS-MVP:
The $NTUninstallKBxxxxxx$ or $NTUninstallQxxxxxx$ folders are backups of
system files that were replaced when you installed various hotfixes. If
your system is stable, and you don't need to remove the hotfixes, these
folders can be removed. For an automated utility to clean up these folders
and the associated Add/Remove Programs entries, see www.dougknox.com, Win XP
Utilities, Remove Hotfix Backup Files.

--
Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://bertk.mvps.org


Bluerdg wrote:
> Are Hot Fix Files necessary? I seem to recall reading
> that they could be removed after install. I could use
> the space on an older laptop, but I don't want to have to
> reinstall all the updates the next time I check Windows
> Update.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 22, 2005 8:57:02 PM

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Actually, I was refering to the Office Update. Since the hard drive is so
small I generally do a custom install so I can pick and choose the updates I
need. Office updates are the ones I primarily focus on.

"Bill" wrote:

> Maybe for Windows 2000 but not XP. XP is only up to SP2
>
>
> "Bluerdg" <Bluerdg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0ADF5F05-3418-4AEC-A64F-89B710AA93E5@microsoft.com...
> > Service Pack 3
> >
> > "Bill" wrote:
> >
> >> " I need to install SP3"?
> >>
> >>
> >> "Bluerdg" <Bluerdg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:5F6DED87-5C4F-4C57-9A0D-544C830FA80E@microsoft.com...
> >> > You answered the question, it must have been the backup files I had
> >> > read
> >> > about earlier. I upgraded the laptop to XP Home and used update to
> >> > bring
> >> > it
> >> > all up to speed. If it is running ok, will I really gain that much
> >> > space
> >> > deleting the backup files? I need to install SP3, would it make
> >> > sense
> >> > to
> >> > delete all the old stuff and start over at SP3 and just keep an eye on
> >> > my
> >> > updates to save space.
> >> >
> >> > "Ken Blake" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Bluerdg wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> > Are Hot Fix Files necessary? I seem to recall reading that they
> >> >> > could be removed after install. I could use the space on an older
> >> >> > laptop, but I don't want to have to reinstall all the updates the
> >> >> > next time I check Windows Update.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> Hotfixes are the updates (security and other) that you've been
> >> >> installing.
> >> >> If you delete them you will put back the problems that they fixed.
> >> >>
> >> >> You can remove their backup see at www.dougknox.com, Win XP Utilities,
> >> >> Remove Hotfix Backup Files, but that means you won't be able to remove
> >> >> the
> >> >> hotfixes.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Ken Blake
> >> >> Please Reply to the Newsgroup
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 22, 2005 11:45:07 PM

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You can delete them. The folders are there to give you the option of
uninstalling the hotfix if it causes more problems than
fixes. You will find them in C:\Windows. $NTUninstall Folders.
"Bluerdg" <Bluerdg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:87E1B224-2FB2-481C-95A8-20C632B74E6C@microsoft.com...
> Are Hot Fix Files necessary? I seem to recall reading that they could be
> removed after install. I could use the space on an older laptop, but I
> don't
> want to have to reinstall all the updates the next time I check Windows
> Update.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 23, 2005 12:20:10 AM

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Ken Blake wrote:
> Bluerdg wrote:
>
>
>>Are Hot Fix Files necessary? I seem to recall reading that they
>>could be removed after install. I could use the space on an older
>>laptop, but I don't want to have to reinstall all the updates the
>>next time I check Windows Update.
>
>
>
> Hotfixes are the updates (security and other) that you've been installing.
> If you delete them you will put back the problems that they fixed.
>
> You can remove their backup see at www.dougknox.com, Win XP Utilities,
> Remove Hotfix Backup Files, but that means you won't be able to remove the
> hotfixes.
>
>
The area of that page is under Utilities.

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