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CrossRoads

My older sony vaio laptop with WinXP SP3 seems to have 90-95 folders taking up tons of room on my harddrive, going back to 2006.
Do I need to keep all these? Files are in C:\Windows folder, names like these:

$NtServicePackUninstall$

Thanks
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alvarojusten


My older sony vaio laptop with WinXP SP3 seems to have 90-95 folders taking up tons of room on my harddrive, going back to 2006.
Do I need to keep all these? Files are in C:\Windows folder, names like these:

$NtServicePackUninstall$

Thanks


Hello,
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CrossRoads

Well, I can't get the compiler to work as I'm running out of hard disk drive space.
So instead of installing a new hard drive and all the applications over, I'd like to safely get rid of old unneeded stuff.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years. Check out the ATMega1284P based Bobuino and other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17.
Arduino for Teens available at Amazon.com.

GaryP

You can remove those blue uninstall-folders under the c:\windows\ folder. They are not needed anymore.

Kari
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CrossRoads

Cool, will start blowing them away and see what happens. I imagine a lot of the files were revised several times since 2006 and are thus not relevant anymore.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years. Check out the ATMega1284P based Bobuino and other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17.
Arduino for Teens available at Amazon.com.

mmcp42

each time you install a windows update you get the uninstall file so you can remove it
after a while there's no point in using the uninstall
so just dump them every now and then
HTH
there are only 10 types of people
them that understands binary
and them that doesn't

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