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Old 10-21-2004, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Win XP SP2 is 2gb after install - why?

Hi there

I posted this in the 'all not well with xp sp2' post but got no great answers.

Why does sp2 take up 2 gigs after install. That doubles the size of the initial install.

Now I guess 98% of that 2 gigs is crud I'll never need.

So what can I get rid of?

I'm tempted to look in:

and delete files that haven't been accessed since the install

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Old 10-22-2004, 03:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i havnt installed sp2 and i think its a stupid idea to do. its breaks heaps of progs and that would really cause me a lot of annoyance.

Core 2 Duo E6400, DFI Infinity 975X/G, 2x 512mb DDR2 667mhz, Albatron 7900gt, WD 200gb SATA, Samsung DVD-RW, Silverstone ST-50EF 500w PSU.
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Old 10-22-2004, 07:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I thought XP was 1.5 GB on the intial install.
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