Removing SP2 Archived Files

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Eck, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. Eck

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    What's the best way to go about deleting all of the files that SP2 archived? Can I just delete the folder? Would I also have to find the uninstall registry entry and remove that? Anything else to do? Is there some better way?
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I just deleted the folder and removed the Add/Remove Programs entry from the registry. Had no problems ever since, so it should be safe =)
     
  3. wadada

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    ^ done that , cool gives me almost a 500 mb space back :D
     
  4. Eck

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    It's saying Access Denied: Files in use... I'm guessing safe mode will do the trick? But why is it using some of my old files? :-/
     
  5. yoyo

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    Which folder are you trying to delete?

    You can delete the C:\Windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$ folder without a problem. (As long as you are sure you don't want to uninstall SP2.)

    Don't delete the C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles directory. That one is the sp equivalent to system32\dllcache.
     
  6. Eck

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    C:\Windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$ is the one saying that message. I'll try safemode and stuff.
     
  7. Lee

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    well wadada SP2 increases the amount of HD space I have noticed, I gained at least 8% more HD space after installing it.