I have a Windows XP desktop with just 160GB of total Hard Drive space. Now the problem I am facing is whenever I run Windows Update, following folder takes huge space due to which I face low disk space error sometimes: C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download files. So I wanted to know if it is safe to delete the following folders after successfully installing the updates:
Windows update patch source files located in C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download
Uninstall files of Windows update patches, named as "$NtUninstallKBxxxxxx$" (generic description), located in C:\WINDOWS
Is it safe or is there any application, program or services which may require these files and folders in future? If not, please confirm that it is safe to delete so that I can free up some space on my drive.