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Safe to clean "c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download"?

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Old 04-11-2008
walty
 
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Safe to clean "c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download"?

hi,

Just run of space in c:\drive, I wonder if it is safe to delete everything
in" c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download" (assuming that I would never
rollback my service packs and hotfixes)?

Thanks.

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Old 04-11-2008
Engel
 
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RE: Safe to clean "c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download"?

Hello Walty,


What operating system and service pack are you currently using?
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See if anything here helps.

<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956324>
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<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949385>
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<http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spack.htm>
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<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947311>
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<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949375>
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Good luck

..: ???l :.
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"walty" wrote:

> hi,
>
> Just run of space in c:\drive, I wonder if it is safe to delete everything
> in" c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download" (assuming that I would never
> rollback my service packs and hotfixes)?
>
> Thanks.

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Old 04-11-2008
TaurArian
 
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Re: Safe to clean "c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download"?

Clears out in approximately 10 days anyway, so wouldn't make a difference.
Have you considered a bigger hard drive?

FYI

XP SP3: Post Installation Cleanup
http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=33827

Removing Old Windows Updates:-

Folders that have uninstall as part of the name (for example
$NtUninstallKB282010$ which reside in C:\windows (hidden folders) are Window
Hot Fix Update folders/files) can be safely deleted (providing you never
wish to uninstall the updates). I would recommend leaving these folders for
a period of at least a month to make sure the update is working correctly.

These updates can be deleted individually or in multiples. To find out more
about the update/s go to:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=XXXXXX
NB: XXXXXX = the actual number not including the "Q" or "KB"

Once you have deleted the uninstall folders/files, then go to Control Panel,
Add/Remove Programs. Select the matching Windows Hotfix Title relating the
update folder/file you have just deleted and select remove. You will get a
Windows error. This is because you have deleted the uninstall folder/files.
Just choose OK and the entry will be deleted from the Add/Remove Programs
Listing.


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"walty" <walty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A05874CF-BFCA-40E3-92A1-006C4E9D7B7F@microsoft.com...
> hi,
>
> Just run of space in c:\drive, I wonder if it is safe to delete everything
> in" c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download" (assuming that I would never
> rollback my service packs and hotfixes)?
>
> Thanks.



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Old 04-11-2008
walty
 
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Re: Safe to clean "c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download"?

Thx

btw, I am using win2k3 server, but I guess there should be not much
difference in this.



"TaurArian" wrote:

> Clears out in approximately 10 days anyway, so wouldn't make a difference.
> Have you considered a bigger hard drive?
>
> FYI
>
> XP SP3: Post Installation Cleanup
> http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=33827
>
> Removing Old Windows Updates:-
>
> Folders that have uninstall as part of the name (for example
> $NtUninstallKB282010$ which reside in C:\windows (hidden folders) are Window
> Hot Fix Update folders/files) can be safely deleted (providing you never
> wish to uninstall the updates). I would recommend leaving these folders for
> a period of at least a month to make sure the update is working correctly.
>
> These updates can be deleted individually or in multiples. To find out more
> about the update/s go to:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=XXXXXX
> NB: XXXXXX = the actual number not including the "Q" or "KB"
>
> Once you have deleted the uninstall folders/files, then go to Control Panel,
> Add/Remove Programs. Select the matching Windows Hotfix Title relating the
> update folder/file you have just deleted and select remove. You will get a
> Windows error. This is because you have deleted the uninstall folder/files.
> Just choose OK and the entry will be deleted from the Add/Remove Programs
> Listing.
>
>
> --
>
> TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2009 - Update Services
> http://taurarian.mvps.org
> ======================================
> How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
> Disclaimer: The information has been posted "as is" with no warranties or
> guarantees and doesn't give any rights.
> Computer Maintenance: Acronis / Diskeeper / Paragon / Raxco
>
>
> "walty" <walty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A05874CF-BFCA-40E3-92A1-006C4E9D7B7F@microsoft.com...
> > hi,
> >
> > Just run of space in c:\drive, I wonder if it is safe to delete everything
> > in" c:\windows\softwaredistribution\download" (assuming that I would never
> > rollback my service packs and hotfixes)?
> >
> > Thanks.

>
>
>

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