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    Question XP for the long haul

    In his very useful article about preparing XP for the future (issue 255), Fred Langa mentioned deleting uninstall folders in the Windows folder (amongst other things). Does this include the folders that are called $hf_mig$ and $NtServicePackUninstall$ ? These occupy over 1GB space on C drive.

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    "$NtServicePackUninstall$" can be deleted if you want to make space. "$hf_mig$" should be left alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    "$NtServicePackUninstall$" can be deleted if you want to make space. "$hf_mig$" should be left alone.
    Many thanks CLiNT - just what I wanted to know!

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    I just take them ALL out, including the KB*.log files further down the file list in C:\Windows\

    If in doubt that you'd ever need them, copy the $****** files to another partition or to another HD, or DVD.

    I also turn off MS updates to prevent any further MS update from corrupting my PC. That seems to be happening a lot lately!

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    Backup! Backup! Backup! GHOST Rocks!

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    Thanks for your suggestions about deleting further files. As for Windows updates, I haven't had any problems ... yet!

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    Win Update in XP

    Quote Originally Posted by jorbell View Post
    Thanks for your suggestions about deleting further files. As for Windows updates, I haven't had any problems ... yet!
    With XP I let them d/l then installed them one by one, no waiting, and never had a problem. Since 7 I now ask w7 to notify only, then I wait for the "go ahead" from WS before installing them. So far works fine. But back on point, I have never had a problem with updates in XP.

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    Thanks joela44 - that has been my experience so far & I have been doing likewise.

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