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Cleaning up after SP2 install..

by radean / September 17, 2004 7:18 AM PDT

Installed SP2 3 weeks ago, and all has been well since then.
Now wondering if it is ok to delete all the:
1. KBxxxxxx.log files
2. Qxxxxxxx.log files
3. NtUninstallxxxxxxxxx files
located in the Windows folder.

Not interested in Restoring back to SP1, so IMO, these should be good to go.

BUT, just wondering if MS Updates may use any of these files to determine your status before offering latest updates? I really have no idea what MS looks at to determine what updates you need.

No problems here, just looking for information. Thanks.

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Re: Cleaning up after SP2 install..
by ladfbc / September 17, 2004 8:11 AM PDT

Did you ever get anywhere on this question?? I have been wondering the same thing. I like to keep my computer as clean as unnecessary files hanging around taking up space.

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Also, . .
by Cursorcowboy / September 17, 2004 9:31 PM PDT
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Re: Cleaning up after SP2 install..
by jdorisco / September 24, 2004 4:11 PM PDT

After installing SP2, I see that the windows update files are gone from the Add/Remove list. Is it safe to delete Files like "$NtUninstallKB828741$" from the Windows folder?

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Re: Cleaning up after SP2 install..
by Cursorcowboy / September 17, 2004 8:30 AM PDT

The article [Q837783] explains the hard disk space requirements for Windows XP Service Pack 2, [Q329260 ] describes the purpose of the three archive folders created when Service Pack 1 (SP1) was installed and which folders can safely be deleted, but I find nothing written by Microsoft concerning the SP2 folders -- perhaps not written but I assume the same process applies. The article "HOW TO: Remove the Service Pack Restore Files and Folders in Windows (Q290402)" written for W2K discusses the details of the Uninstall folder, but whether the exact same process is used in WinXP, I wouldn't know. For your reading pleasure -- unless you want to simply delete and see what happens down the road -- is "Guide for Installing and Deploying Microsoft

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Ray, I killed them all after SP2 installed and...
by FrankQTran / September 17, 2004 9:34 AM PDT

...after that I went to the WU and WU still functioning as expected ("no update needed" messages)


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Thanks for the replies..
by radean / September 18, 2004 5:27 AM PDT

Freed up about 462 Meg of disk space, and all seems well after removal.
Just always like to get some knowledgeable opinions before diving in and screwing things up all by myself. Happy
Can always count on you guys. Thanks again.
Oh yeah, the SP2 "Mother of all Restore Points" is gone too. LOL.

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Re: Cleaning up after SP2 install..
by tech_marvin / September 26, 2004 4:26 AM PDT

Plz donot these files for any reasons. These files are required by SP2.

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Re: Cleaning up after SP2 install..
by radean / September 26, 2004 5:34 AM PDT
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