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Previous update folders.

Since I updated to SP-2, I noticed that all the previous update-related folders in my Windows directory are gone. Where is all this information being kept now?

~Dave

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Re: Previous update folders.

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As you have updated with SP2 most of the previous updates are now redundant as they were temporary patches/fixes and are superseded by SP2. Some of course will be embedded in SP2 I assume.

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It depends of how you installed SP2. For example, if you had SP1 with some patches, installed the SP2 the

%windir%\$NtUninstallKBxxxxxx$

folders are still there as well as well as

%windir%\$NtServicePackUninstall$

folder that relates with SP2.


Good Luck,

Cetin


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,


T. S. Eliot

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Re: Previous update folders.

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I can't find such files as you listed. The only thing I can find in the Windows directory is a folder labeled: ServicePackFiles. It is 530MB in size. Maybe that's where it is.

~Dave

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Re: Previous update folders.

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The ServicePackFiles folder is needed whenever the operating system requires a service pack file, such as when Windows File Protection must restore a corrupted file, or when an optional component is being configured.

So, ServicePackFiles folder should not be deleted.

For more info click this Guide for Installing and Deploying Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 page.

Q837783 -"The hard disk space requirements for Windows XP Service Pack 2" reveals that %Windir%\Servicepackfiles (500 MB) are part of Windows XP SP2 from the Windows XP SP2 CD installation.


I provided an example of what version (SP1 + patches) was previously installed and what is found after installation. But, I have the folders unhidden (that's one of my first settings when I go to another PC).

So, from windows Explorer, goto Tools, Options, View Tab. Set Show hidden files and folders option and check the windows folder again. It's magic, isn't it ?


Good Luck,

Cetin


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,


T. S. Eliot
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Re: Previous update folders.

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Wow! You absolutely correct. I had unhidden these files previously, but SP-2 must have hidden them again. It never occurred to me that this would happen.

One of the moderators had said in a previous thread some time ago that Micro$oft would release an update that would "roll-up" all these folders and files. I thought SP-2 might have done that. Silly me.

Thanks very much.

~Dave Happy

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