curious about the folder software distrubution
Posted 20 July 2009 - 12:28 AM
Posted 20 July 2009 - 12:38 AM
It is safe to delete them. Only doing so in the manner you plan to can be messy and leave a lot of junk behind. The most evident of which would be the entries in your uninstall list in Add/Remove programs.
There are several tools that can help with the removal of old windows update files. Just a quick google search gave me this one:
I'm sure there are others out there.
Posted 20 July 2009 - 12:39 AM
Posted 20 July 2009 - 12:45 AM
After you have deleted the contents of the download folder within software distribution, download ccleaner, and clean "hotfix uninstall" they also take up alto of space over time.
Posted 20 July 2009 - 03:51 AM
Posted 20 July 2009 - 05:53 AM
No, the folder $hf_mig$ holds Windows updates and patches. You can, however, delete any folders that start with $NTUninstall, you will just lose the uninstall feature.
The $hf_mig$ folder needs to be keep as reference to what updates you have and dont have. I mean you can delete things inside of it if you want, but why would you want to?, unless your having problems with an update dont touch $hf_mig$.
Hope that helps
Posted 21 July 2009 - 03:57 AM
We here at GeeksToGo do NOT ever recommend using this program, nor any other of its type. It's not a "good tool". It can be a very harmful and dangerous program.
Posted 21 July 2009 - 05:17 AM
If you could tell me whats wrong with the piece of fantastic software id be very happy to hear about it
......But back on track
Posted 21 July 2009 - 07:19 AM
Posted 21 July 2009 - 07:26 AM
Yes I know the registry clean CAN do bad things, but thats why they give you the option to back up the item/s.
Dont want to get you angry so I will leave it at that
Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:18 AM
Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:25 AM
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
- Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
- It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
- Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
- Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.
When this is done and rebooted then do the following.
Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:
It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged
I suggest this because after doing the steps you have done your HD probably needs some straightening out to help the system run more efficiently.
Edited by rshaffer61, 21 July 2009 - 09:25 AM.
Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:38 AM
after using ccleaner with hotfix installer selected, i cleaned updates uninstaller but when i looked in add/remove program with "showing updates" selected, i only found windows genuine advantage and hotfix for windows xp under windows xp-software updates. before there used to be many updates.
Yes thats a good thing, that means all the security updates you have installed cannot be uninstalled anymore because their uninstaller has been deleted, thats what the hotfix clean up does...Dont be worried, the updates are not deleted
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