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I was looking at Windows Explorer and noticed at the very beginning of C:/Windows a growing list of files that seem to have no purpose. I was wondering about the wisdom of deleting them They all start with $, for example $hf_mig$, $NTuninstallKB...$, etc. Will removing these speed up Xp or should they just accumulate? What are they?
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If you mean they are "Folders" (not files) inside the Windows folder, they are created everytime a removable Windows update or patch is installed. They allow for the relevant update or patch to be uninstalled should that update be causing a problem. If you delete one of those folders you won't be able to uninstall the update associated with it. Deleting them won't improve Windows performance at all anyway.

Unless you're C: drive is getting low on free space, I would play it safe and leave them alone.

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 02 December 2010 - 09:49 AM.

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