I was wondering what was happening to my HDD space, so I went about searching the entire HDD to find space by deleting useless files. Amazingly I found 766 Mb of space used in C:\Documents and Settings\hz\Local Settings\Temp and 395 Mb of spcae used in C:\WINDOWS\Temp . !!!!!! Also in my windows directory there are 100's of folders with the names of $hf_mig$ and $MSI31Uninstall_KB893803v2$ and $NtUninstallKB873339$ and $NtUninstallKB885836$ and so on and on............. again these folders contain 431 Mb of stuff ! so I estimate at least 1.5 Gb of space is being utilized by these files ........ NOW CAN I delete these files without harming my windows OS ???????? ANd just how are those folders being created ??????? And why does windows store so much stuff in C:\Documents and Settings\hz\Local Settings\Temp and in C:\WINDOWS\Temp ... I have not yet deleted any of these files or folders, not sure if any problem can be created if I do so.......................... Thnkx guys, Huzefa.