Windows XP Service Pack 2

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  1. Sam Davatchi

    Sam Davatchi Producer

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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?
     
  2. Tekara

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    Could always try renaming the folders ond seeing what happens.
     
  3. Bruce Hedtke

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    Why not use the Add/Remove wizard?

    Bruce
     
  4. 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...
     
  5. Joshua Clinard

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    Yes, those folders are temporary folders for updates, but I'd only get rid of them if you really need the space.
     
  6. Patrick_L

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    i'm smelling a new hdd and install in Sam's near future.
     
  7. 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. [​IMG]
     

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