Hotfix.exe supports the following switches:
HOTFIX [-y] [-f] [-n] [-z] [-q] [-m] [-l]
-f Force apps closed at shutdown
-n Do not create uninstall directory
-z Do not reboot when update completes
-q Quiet or Unattended mode with no user interface
(this switch is a superset of -m)
-m Unattended mode with user interface
-l List installed hotfixes
Important At the end of the installation process, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
The installation of a hotfix also stores uninstall information in a hidden folder called %SystemRoot%\$NtUninstall<KBArticleNumber>$.
Perform the following steps to uninstall a Windows NT hotfix:
- Extract the files within the hotfix. To do this, copy the original file to a temporary folder and type the name of the hotfix with the "/x" switch. For example, to extract a hotfix called HotfixA without installing the files, type the following at a command prompt:
- Type the following at a command prompt:
Note Chaining multiple hotfixes together for installation at the same time is not supported. Dependencies and timing issues can result in the hotfixes not being installed correctly.
Important If you plan to reinstall a Windows NT 4.0 update for any reason, you must first remove that update. Reinstalling an update without first removing that update corrupts the backup information such as files and registry keys and makes the update virtually uninstallable.
Hotfix.exe is included with each hotfix you download from the Microsoft ftp site (ftp.microsoft.com). You can find more information about specific hotfixes on the following Microsoft site:For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Article ID: 184305 - Last Review: Nov 13, 2008 - Revision: 1