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  1. #1
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    Hi all :)

    After the installation of XPSP1, I noticed there was a new folder in C:\Windows.. It's name was ServicePackfiles. In this folder there was another folder named "i386" containing all the files. The total size of this folder was 278 MB. I just moved the entire folder to another partition to save space on XP partition.

    I have not run into any trouble as yet. My question is:

    What is this folder for? Is it really OK to DELETE it?????????????

    Thanks in advance

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    i do not have the fold on my C: drive
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    change the following registry entry

    do a search for "ServicePackSourcePath" and change it to your new location

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    OK, THANKS.. but what is it for? I did not opt for backup of files during the installation of SP1.

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    no idea

    Its probably there so it can reinstall the files after a program has installed the wrong version of a DLL etc.

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    You'll notice that when you start the SP1 installation, it extracts the files to a location? That's it. You shouldn't need them there once you have done the installation.

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    It's more of a thing that if you chose to install something new from XP - ie any of the components of the OS, it will know where to look for the updated files, rather than the old ones...

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