Cleaning up XP folder -Response in this months mag

  reburner57 13:52 24 Aug 2005

Therewas a letter from someone in this months mag about, after XP SP2 had been installed his windows folder was huge and asking what he could and couldn't delete.

There was quite a comprehensive answer. Unfortunately I left my magazine in my hotel on holiday. Could somebody who has the mag please post the PC Advisore response please.

Thanks in anticipation

  Dennis1 15:19 24 Aug 2005

Do you mean the one in the sept issue, about removing the update uninstall files.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:47 24 Aug 2005

In windows folder there may be a set of file starting with $ these arae ininstall points createedwhen updates have been installed . If your PC is workiing correctly since the updte was installe you can delete all of these.

  Sethhaniel 15:52 24 Aug 2005

then all files starting with $ check date could always leave the most recent for a while longer
also empty your prefetch folder as that can grow quite big while you're at it

  bertiecharlie 15:56 24 Aug 2005

"Tidying up after installing SP2" click here

  GroupFC 16:04 24 Aug 2005

Useful - thank you.

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