that were used to install the program, and you want to keep the program, why not save them to a CD as a backup? Then, in the event you have to reinstall them if something goes wrong with the present hard drive you won't have to search and download them again.
Probably need to address each set up file separately.
I am trying to cleanup my windows me p4 computer. I have alot of exe and setup files from various programs I have downloaded from cnet. Can I delete these files without affecting the programs they pertain to. Thanks.