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Windows 7: .msp files

24 Jun 2012   #11
A Guy

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You can delete only the orphaned files with the msizap.exe installed with the now defunct Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. Using the command line of:

C:\Program Files\Windows Installer Clean Up\msizap G!

Or

C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Installer Clean Up\msizap G!

on a x64 system. Unfortunately for me, the command opens and closes immediately, even using suggested compatibility settings for XP SP2. Some of the files may be needed if the program needs to uninstall before updating, or if a repair option is available.

Looks like you can do the same manually.

How to Delete Windows .Msp Files | eHow.com

A Guy

Edit: Using the Everything search engine, and regedit, I can confirm the manual method works, and some of the files were still being used. Most were not.


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24 Jun 2012   #12
whs
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Hi Bill, Thanks for the heads up.

PS: Tried to rep but have to first spread more.
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24 Jun 2012   #13
A Guy

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OK, 2 words...Acronis Restore Tried to open an Excel file, error, tried to run the Office CD figuring to do a repair, restore whatever files it needed, then do windows update and see what it put back. No go, the installer just hung and slowly opened one explorer.exe after another in task manager. Figured I'd not bother, and restored the Acronis image I made before I started. Shame, as I had removed almost a GB of files. Oh well, my SSD is still only 1/2 full. I can live with it

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25 Jun 2012   #14
kado897

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Oops. I've had the box ticked in CCleaner/CCEnhancer for at least a year no problem.
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25 Jun 2012   #15
A Guy

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I don't know that the CCleaner choice does the same thing. These were .msp files in the Installer folder. I haven't ticked any other windows choices in CCleaner enhanced myself. Might try that next weekend when I make a new image

A Guy
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25 Jun 2012   #16
kado897

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Yes you could be right.
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25 Jun 2012   #17
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Yes you could be right.
Bill is always right. He just told me that the other day.
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25 Jun 2012   #18
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Yes you could be right.
Bill is always right. He just told me that the other day.
True.
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25 Jun 2012   #19
A Guy

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But when I told you...was I right?

A Guy
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25 Jun 2012   #20
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
But when I told you...was I right?

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Yes, Sir. Uh-huh, uh-huh. Abso-posi-lutely.
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