Removing files that SP1 backed up?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Eck, Dec 5, 2002.

  1. Eck

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    I've seen a thread on this before, but I haven't had any luck finding it. So now that I'm happy with SP1, is there any way to rid my drive of the files that that SP1 backed up for me?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    For starters you can go to add/remove & remove sp11 backup. (not too sure of the proper name.) Then you can get rid of the blue folder in the windows folder. (if you have sp1 slipstreamed) You might need them to replace corrupt files.
     
  3. Eck

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    There isn't anything in add/remove like that. Only thing close is "Windows XP Service Pack 1" and that will just remove the service pack. And I didn't slipstream it. I tried to, but then once it came up to the first screen with actual color, a few screens before you enter your CD key and stuff, it gave me errors about something not matching with the edition of windows I installed. So I did it the old fashioned way...
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    You might not have ticked the backup option when installing sp1. You should leave those folders then till you get a working slipstreamed copy.
     
  5. Cookie

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    I deleted all the contents of the blue folders which is where I think Microsoft backs up the uninstall information for all its updates including SP1. As far as I can see as long as SP1 is wroking on your computer you can remove these. They've been removed from my computer for ages and I've seen no adverse effects at all. Except freeing up loads of space
     
  6. yoyo

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    If you are sure that everything is working fine you can delete the folder $NtServicePackUninstall$.
    To remove the now invalid entry in Add/Remove programs, go there and click the Servicepack entry. You should get a message that SP can not be removed and you will be asked if you want to remove the entry.
    Don't delete the folder C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles that is the Sp1 equivalent to dllcache.

    PS: Eck, obviously you have installed SP1 now, referring to previous threads, did you ever find out the reason why the install stopped?
     
  7. Eck

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    No I didn't yoyo. But as you can see, I built myself a new system. Must've had something to do with either a software or hardware conflict because now everything went fine? Oh well, I'm happy now.
     
  8. yoyo

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    Good to hear. :)
     
  9. Octopus

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    just to add:
    some poeple do have blue folders because of the NTFS.others don't see because they are with FAT32.
     
  10. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Thanx Octopus. Must remember that for next time. :D
     
  11. yoyo

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    In case someone doesn't know the blue colour indicates, that the folder is compressed. If I open the properties of this $NtServicePackUninstall$ folder it says size 217 MB, size on disc 138 mb.
     
  12. Eck

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    Ahhhhhh... I always wondered what the difference between "size" and "size on disk" was and how the heck they could be different...