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Windows Update File

Elroy Jetson

Little Dipper School
#2
Originally posted by WiredBrain
Can I know where Windows XP Pro store the files from Windows Update?
do you mean the downloaded files? In the IE temp folder until it extracts and installes them. The go all over the place once installed, the uninstall is kept under c:\windows\$NTUninstallQ.... folders.

Hope this helps. EJ
 
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WiredBrain

Guest
#3
Is this means that I cannot find them because Windows will automatically install them?
 

Shamus MacNoob

Moderator
Political User
#5
if you remove the files you wont have the updates anymore ... you can remove an update in the add/remove programs ( control panel) but that is only if you are having trouble after installing an update .. you need the updates in most cases... security ones for sure .. so answer is do not remove the update folders better just leave all that alone
 

j79zlr

Glaanies script monkey
Political User
#7
you can safely remove the $NtUninstallQ######### folders as long as you do not want to remove the update, this does nothing to the update itself, just the ability to uninstall them. After removing then click in the add/remove list on them and they will be removed as well.
 

Shamus MacNoob

Moderator
Political User
#8
Originally posted by j79zlr
you can safely remove the $NtUninstallQ######### folders as long as you do not want to remove the update, this does nothing to the update itself, just the ability to uninstall them. After removing then click in the add/remove list on them and they will be removed as well.
I did not know that the update stayed ....but seeing as they are not very big over all mine total 17mb I would leave them alone ...I dont see the gain I mean if your hurting for 17mb of space go collect coke cans and beer bottles and buy a hard drive lol
 

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