Safe to delete ?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Howling Wolf, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    It was discussed before the DB crash, but I don't remember wether it is safe to delete the 'ServicePackFiles' folder in c:\windows or not...
    Actually, I think it's a folder created by SP1 installation and that it can be deleted safely, but I'm not sure... the folder takes 271Mo on c: drive and I'd be glad to free such space on it.
    Waiting for your advice ;)
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    The files are for if you decide to uninstall SP1.


    If you're sure you're not gonna uninstall, go ahead and delete.


    I tossed mine on a cd just to be safe.
     
  3. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Thank you, that's what I thought :)
     
  4. yoyo

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    No, that is not the folder that holds the uninstall files. That one is called C:\Windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$ .

    The C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles folder contains the backup copies of system files needed by Windows File Protection.
    Wouldn't delete it.
     
  5. dreamliner77

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    ooops, yeah, sorry bout that, thats'what I get for posting right after i wake up
     
  6. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Well, I deleted it anyway ;)
    No pb so far :)