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Is It Safe To Delete The Service Pack Directory?

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#1 Artulyn


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 04:15 PM

I recently had to reinstall XP on an old hard drive when my current drive died. I downloaded and installed SP1 and there's a directory in the windows folder called service pack and it seems to have a copy of the entire service pack and is hogging up some 133 megs on a 4 gig drive. I don't plan to uninstall SP1; so are the files in this directory backup files that are safe to delete or is is the service pack not actually a bunch of software patches as I've always thought it was?

I installed SP1 from a full download because I don't currently have internet access at home. To be honest I don't recall there being a Service Pack directory in my original XP installation which did get it via over the internet years ago; but I'm willing to admit I'm wrong about that.

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