post sp2 what about C:WINDOWS updates prior

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Probably a dumb question I guess, but I wondered if after updating to
SP2, if one could then delete all those updates left under C:\WINDOWS
from before sp2?
 
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Removing Old Windows Updates:-
Folders that have uninstall as part of the name (for example $NtUninstallKB282010$
which reside in C:\windows (hidden folders) are Window Hot Fix Update folders/files)
can be safely deleted (providing you never wish to uninstall the updates). I would
recommend leaving these folders for a period of at least a month to make sure the
update is working correctly.

These updates can be deleted individually or in multiples. To find out more about the
update/s go to:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=XXXXXX
NB: XXXXXX = the actual number not including the "Q" or "KB"

Once you have deleted the uninstall folders/files, then go to Control Panel,
Add/Remove Programs. Select the matching Windows Hotfix Title relating the update
folder/file you have just deleted and select remove. You will get a Windows error.
This is because you have deleted the uninstall folder/files. Just choose OK and the
entry will be deleted from the Add/Remove Programs Listing.

If you prefer see:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_hotfix_backup.htm
Removes Hotfix Backup files and the Add/Remove Programs Registry entries.


"Harry Putnam" <reader@newsguy.com> wrote in message
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> Probably a dumb question I guess, but I wondered if after updating to
> SP2, if one could then delete all those updates left under C:\WINDOWS
> from before sp2?