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windows Server 2003 Running out of disk space C:\

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  • If you don't plan to ever back down from any of the hotfix / service pack then yes. Just don't delete the software distribution folder \WINDOWS\$hf_mig$

    You could also burn them to CD just in case.




    Regards, Dave Patrick .... Microsoft Certified Professional Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    Monday, February 08, 2010 7:24 PM

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  • If you don't plan to ever back down from any of the hotfix / service pack then yes. Just don't delete the software distribution folder \WINDOWS\$hf_mig$

    You could also burn them to CD just in case.




    Regards, Dave Patrick .... Microsoft Certified Professional Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    Monday, February 08, 2010 7:24 PM
  • Delete the helpless files or some others, maybe will free us some free space. If not enough, you should directly extend the low disk partition through another method, besides the reinstalling operating system, the 3<sup>rd</sup> party tool also recommended, like server partition manager, which are compatible with all Windows Server operating systems. You can read the article about extend system partition with the detail instruction of the operating procedure.

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 3:10 AM
  • sorry to bump this topic (OLD) .It seems to be that we keep getting into the same issue for c drive.

    May i knw is it a good practice to delete the older contents of software distribution that is the download folder and can remove the contents of the installer folder if none of these are correct..

    Please confirm how do we proceed. and the steps involved.

    waiting for your answer

    Regards

    Sudlo


    the devil

    Friday, November 16, 2012 7:17 AM
  • Hi Suldo,

    It is not documented as best practice, but it is also not advised against.  Just ensure that the installed patches are old as these are the files which would be used to uninstall them if needed.

    To remove them, go to C:\windows and show hidden files and folders.  They will normally be the ones which have titles starting with $NtUninstallKB.  When you find them, simply delete them.

    • Proposed as answer by Ben Bell Thursday, October 31, 2013 4:42 PM
    Friday, October 25, 2013 8:16 AM