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    $NTUninstall cleanup

    Am about to start on annual computer clean-up/maintenance….Can someone give me the best way to remove old $NTUninstalls…..Thanks in advance….
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    Only found this article and it looks like a slow job http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Hotfix_backup.htm

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    Yup, it's manual. I'd do an image backup first.

    cheers, Paul

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    If you have XP, CCleaner can remove them. You may have to run it two or three times to get them all.

    https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

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    Disk Cleanup: deleting unnecessary files: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution
    (specific to Vista)

    Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenting

    After the installation and optimization of Windows, it is time to clean up the unnecessary files of the hard disk. Deleting the unnecessary files, followed by a defragmentation of the hard disk improves system performances significantly. Do not expect any miracles, but every small improvement is important. In comparison to Windows XP, there are not that many files to delete safely in Windows Vista. Besides that, removing the files is not always that easy because they have been secured. But there are still files which can be deleted safely and create additional free space.


    Make certain you perform an image based backup first, as others have said, these
    are MANUAL removal instructions that have the potential of going sideways.
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    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    There is a free utility available which will remove selected $NTUninstall folders, AND their corresponding registry entries, from Windows XP. I used it for years, when I had XP, and it worked as advertised. See: http://www.tech-pro.net/download.php?clickid=359

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    It's not difficult to delete these old uninstall files. When I get around to it, I'll click the column heading so there're listed by date, then start deleting, but only for those older than 3 months- just in case.

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