Re: SP2 HD Question
From: Madeleine (Mady_at_here.invalid)
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 11:56:16 +0200
I successfully installed SP2 from a CD to two computers. Checking the same
C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 folders, I see they it have 2,121 Files and
take up 424MB of HD on both computers, The files appear to be System
"Joe" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Thank you for your reply, yes Disk Cleanup has been run. What is
> concerning us is that the ServicePackFiles Folder
> located in the C:\Windows directory is over .5 GB in size and we were
> wondering if it would be safe to delete that folder??
> The installation was done from a CD that I made following the download of
> the 266 MB file. I updated mine on the 10th. of this month and all is
> working fine.
> I have also received this which may interest you:
> "Joe, here is an interesting comparison. The Windows folder on my PC that
> has been running XP for about two years is 2.26GB, but on the laptop which
> has a "virgin" installation of XP + SP2, but hardly any applications yet,
> it is only 1.64GB. Sure, there would be a lot of additional .dll files in
> the system area from applications on the old machine, but it is still a
> big difference."
> A lot of our members, which is a Senior Organisation, do not have large
> hard drives and they worry about losing too much space. I try to encourage
> them to install this update and I have done it on about 5 machines now and
> there has been no problem with any of them, excepting for the HD space
> concerns. Any advice as to what we can and cannot remove would be truly
> Many thanks
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> "Clay E" <ClayE@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> Have you tried using your Disk Cleanup yet? It usually Identifies those
>> previous install folders you can get rid of. Of course I only reccomend
>> getting rid of them if the new installs are working OK. That usally means
>> waiting a few weeks running the new installs. Try to only remove one at a
>> time and see how it works from there.
>> Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk Cleanup
>> Joe" wrote:
>>> I did post this yesterday but it doesn't seem to have posted here.
>>> Please forgive the cross post as I put this on the XP General NG but an
>>> answer seems a little slow there and then I remembered that this group
>>> I have got this question from one of our members who has installed SP2.
>>> " Since I installed SP2 I have lost a lot of my free space on drive C:.
>>> Service Pack folder is now nearly 500MB, and I still have over 100MB in
>>> uninstall folders from previous updates. Do you know if the uninstall
>>> folders can now be deleted? The updates no longer appear in the
>>> list in Control Panel. I presume that all of the files in the Service
>>> folder relate to SP2 and are needed, although I am surprised that they
>>> weren't put into the system area, and they aren't protected "
>>> Can anyone give me some advice on this and what he safely remove to
>>> some of his hard drive space back please?
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