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Windows 7: Clean of the Windows updates folders

31 Jan 2012   #1

Windows XP Professional x32, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
Clean of the Windows updates folders

Hi everyone !
Since a week I try Windows 7 Enterprise x32.
On my old XP.Prof.Sp3 after windows upadates I delete ( of course at my risk ) the folders:
- C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\
- C:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$\
- all C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB********$

With this clean, I save more & more space

Someone know which folders ( see up) are used from Seven ?

Thanks in advances !


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01 Feb 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

Luciana, Welcome to the Sevenforums!

I am afraid I am having a hard time understanding all of what you meant to say. I have taken the liberty of writing it out as I read it, based off of what I could understand, but please correct me if I got any of it wrong.

Hello everyone!
A week ago I tried Windows 7 Enterprise x86 (32bit) on my old XP Professional (with SP3) computer.
After the windows updates, I deleted (at my own risk) these folders:
- C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\
- C:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$\
- C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB********$ (All of this folder)

This way I am able to save more space

Does anyone know if Windows 7 uses these folders?

Thank you in advance!


Luciana, I have the download folder in windows 7:
Clean of the Windows updates folders-c-2-.jpg

But I could not find the other folders, So I am not sure about them

Also, if you are looking for ways to save space and/or make your computer faster, check out my link to optimize windows 7 in my signature below > V

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01 Feb 2012   #3

Windows XP Professional x32, Windows 7 Enterprise x64


1) Thanks for your welcome and for your fast answer !
2) Sorry for my bad english but you have right understood !
3) About:

a) C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download\
b) C:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$\
c) C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKBxxxxxxxx$ (All of this folder)

I forgot to write :" I found only the folder a)"

After next windows update i try to search: *KBxxxxxxxx* maybe I'll find something

4) Thanks very much for your optimize windows 7

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