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Old 07-19-2005, 04:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm goin to reinstall xp soon and i've always wanted to remove absolutly everything in winxp by default that i dont use or need.

for instance i'd like to remove all the drivers that come with xp that i dont have hardware for, and all files i dont really need...like can i get rid of drwatson, all the screensavers...basically anything not needed thats in c:/windows folder

will disableing file protection in services stop it from restoring those files..where does it hold all of its backups at?

i want this for several reasons, one to have it more streamline and not take up as much space but two i think it might help make it faster and plus not cause as many problems with 3rd party drivers and software...i'd like to try anyway.

any other websites about removing things in the windows folder i could read?
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Old 07-19-2005, 05:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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search in this forum. there was tool that somebody posted that did exactly that.
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Old 07-19-2005, 08:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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search in this forum. there was tool that somebody posted that did exactly that.
what would i search for...lot of posts, i'm trying random words but way to much to look through
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It was called N Lite, you can manually delete the drivers from the drivers folder.
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