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Windows 7: Win 7 SP1 Leftover files on hard drive - Safe to remove?

30 Nov 2011   #1
kikidee

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Win 7 SP1 Leftover files on hard drive - Safe to remove?

since having to re-install comp after nasty virus i seem to have found files i don't recognise. Think they are SP1 files, and just wanted to know if they are safe to delete... The files are in a directory as below...

C:\d603f9c34eb17f8b0961267e66081a

inside this sub dir there are two

spinstall.exe
ef72ce328088a813d0134f0a35cdcc30

The second of which contains a multitude of files, folders & manifests

has anyone had this problem, SP1 seems to have installed ok as it shows up in system

thanks in advance

p.s. did look on forum for this but was unable to find, so i apologise if it has already been asked


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30 Nov 2011   #2
NoelDP

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Reboot a couple of times to make sure that any installs have finished and completed properly, then you can delete the folder - I would suggest putting it in the rcycle bin, and then rebooting again. You can clear teh recycle bin after a couple of days with no problems.
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