| Are there any time-tested solutions as to how to reduce the hard drive
| footprint of Windows XP Pro without wreaking havoc?
| I don't want to use programs like XP-Lite because I fear they are too
| cavalier with what they remove.
| I saw this page: http://www.iamnotageek.com/a/69-p1.php
| Is this nonsense or can I try these things?
Especially purging \windows\system32\dllcache, all i386 folders,
windows\downloaded installations, and killing system restore (an utterly
useless and unreliable program, especially if you back up your system
partition with a drive imaging program) will save you tons of space.
XPlite is a really good program to remove junkware like NetMeeting,
MovieMaker, the security hole called Outlook Express, and other useless
programs M$ thinks you can't live without.
Unfortunately XPlite costs money. If you're ever gonna do a clean install,
clean out your installation disk with nLite (freeware).