Minimum files to work XP Home Ed.

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Besides the normal "Clean disk" operation and some obvious data file moving,
I'm trying to get the most space on my C: drive ( I have a slightly older
laptop).

Does anyone out there know or has anyone had the experience of moving,
saving and then deleting some files under the Windows directory (or any
related Program Files subdirectory files) that Windows doesn't use?

For instance I just installed Service pack 2 and now I notice that there is
a subdirectory (C:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\) that takes up nearly half
a gig of space and it seems to be strictly the install cabs. Do I need this
subdirectory? Any other unnecessary files or directories just sitting there
doing nothing and using up space that I could manually remove (save on a CD
for future use, just in case)?

Or should I (can I) move the partition on the physical drive (for the two
logicals - c: and d:) without reformatting or losing anything? However, I'd
like to keep my d: drive as large as possible - I do portable digital audio
recording and the d: drive is where all the audio goes - hence I'd just like
to streamline the c: drive. I really hate to think that I may have to
upgrade my drive, that is if I can (Sony Vaio - 3 yrs. old), I don't think I
have the money for it - who does for that matter?

Thanks in advance.
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Dave
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi

    For the removal of folders/files after an SP2 upgrade, please have a look at
    the following article:

    http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?t=7265&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight

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    Will Denny
    MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
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    "Dave" <Dave@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:88D0CD6B-FDAC-4760-8B19-0051F44444AA@microsoft.com...
    > Besides the normal "Clean disk" operation and some obvious data file
    > moving,
    > I'm trying to get the most space on my C: drive ( I have a slightly older
    > laptop).
    >
    > Does anyone out there know or has anyone had the experience of moving,
    > saving and then deleting some files under the Windows directory (or any
    > related Program Files subdirectory files) that Windows doesn't use?
    >
    > For instance I just installed Service pack 2 and now I notice that there
    > is
    > a subdirectory (C:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\) that takes up nearly
    > half
    > a gig of space and it seems to be strictly the install cabs. Do I need
    > this
    > subdirectory? Any other unnecessary files or directories just sitting
    > there
    > doing nothing and using up space that I could manually remove (save on a
    > CD
    > for future use, just in case)?
    >
    > Or should I (can I) move the partition on the physical drive (for the two
    > logicals - c: and d:) without reformatting or losing anything? However,
    > I'd
    > like to keep my d: drive as large as possible - I do portable digital
    > audio
    > recording and the d: drive is where all the audio goes - hence I'd just
    > like
    > to streamline the c: drive. I really hate to think that I may have to
    > upgrade my drive, that is if I can (Sony Vaio - 3 yrs. old), I don't think
    > I
    > have the money for it - who does for that matter?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    > --
    > Dave
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