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    Can I just dump everything in c:\windows\installer?

    This directory has a bunch of worthless looking stuff going back several years. It is taking up a substantial portion of my laptop's meager hard drive.

    Can I just delete everything in there?

    thx

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    Burn contents of directory to a CD/DVD or back it up to an external drive prior to permanently removing from the contents of directory.
    If after a period of time you find you do actually need something, you will have it stored away somewhere.
    Last edited by CLiNT; 2011-06-08 at 11:00.

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    The files are kept there in case Windows (or you) need the installer files again. I would clean out the older $NTUninstall directories instead as these are Windows updates install files.

    cheers, Paul

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    Perhaps have a read through this thread?
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    There are tons of misc. files that windows seems to like to stash away for --- whatever. Most are JUNK.
    Those folders in the Windows directory that start with a "$" are a good example. And for every one of those, there is a log file that starts with "KB" further down in the windows directory (folder). Then there are several "Temp" folders in the average Windows PC.
    All of those, can be put into a cleanup.bat file (batch file) for a quick cleanup.

    Keeping your PC clean, lean, mean, and running efficiently, is NOT Rocket Science, but it does require a concerted effort on your part.
    It's more critical on a laptop than on a desktop PC. Mostly, due to the size and speed of laptop drives and usually insufficient RAM.

    Cheers mates!
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