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  1. Freeing up space taken by updates.

    Hi everybody.

    I have finally been able to install WinXP Pro in my computer. After
    installation, OS is taking about 2 GB of disk space. Then i applied
    SP1 and SP3 and the occupied space took up to about 5 GB. Why?. Is it
    safe to delete \WINDOWS\$NT* folders to free up space?

    Thanks for your advice.

    Marco.

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    Freedom is not a permission for chaos.

  2. Re: Freeing up space taken by updates.

    Marco A. Cruz Quevedo wrote:
    > Hi everybody.
    >
    > I have finally been able to install WinXP Pro in my computer. After
    > installation, OS is taking about 2 GB of disk space. Then i applied
    > SP1 and SP3 and the occupied space took up to about 5 GB. Why?. Is it
    > safe to delete \WINDOWS\$NT* folders to free up space?


    You can delete them all except one called Hsmig or similar. It will mean
    that you can't uninstall the updates but no one ever does anyway as new
    updates override older ones.



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    > GUEST wrote:
    > Hi everybody.
    >
    > I have finally been able to install WinXP Pro in my computer. After
    > installation, OS is taking about 2 GB of disk space. Then i applied
    > SP1 and SP3 and the occupied space took up to about 5 GB. Why?. Is

    it
    > safe to delete \WINDOWS\$NT* folders to free up space?
    >
    > Thanks for your advice.
    >
    > Marco.
    >
    > -----------------------------------------
    > Freedom is not a permission for chaos.


    try using CCleaner,
    it will take care of the deletion of updates of any program and so on
    and you will have freed some disk space


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    Wow thats really nice to hear about it man,,,,

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