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Sam Davatchi

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My windows XP just downloaded and installed Service Pack 2. I feel I can free up 1 GB of space but I’m not sure.

I have a directory like this:
D:WINDOWSServicePackFilesi386
500 MB

And
D:WINDOWSSoftwareDistributionDownload6ca7b3a8e fd5a9b6f87fff395a2eb989
511 MB

I feel these are the installation files for service pack 2. Do you think I can delete these 2 folders without any problems?
 

Tekara

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Could always try renaming the folders ond seeing what happens.
 

Max Leung

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I'd hold onto that i386 directory...you might need it if you need to restore a few of the older drivers from SP1 or whatever, just in case.

I found that i386 backup directory from the SP2 install a real lifesaver when SP2 overwrote my old install's Firewire drivers with buggy and non-functional new ones. Grrr.

Yes - SP2 breaks firewire support for two or more external IDE-to-FireWire drives...
 

Mike Fassler

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yes those are safely deleteable,all you gotta do is slipstream SP2 into your WinXP install cd and you can have updated files at anytime,no need to waste HDD space. do a google search for an app. called Nlite it will help you to slipstream, and make sure you download the full network install of SP2. ;)
 

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