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Deleting the Windows\Installer folder


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#1 Hey Spinky!

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:31 PM

I'm trying to free up space on my hard drive and would like to know if I could copy my Windows\Installer folder to
a flash drive or CD and then delete the folder. I figure I could copy it back to Windows\ when I needed it. Am I just trying too hard. I've gone through Add/Remove, deleted .tmp's, .log's, let's see what else... I moved the $uninstall...$ files to a couple of CDs along with MSOCache, and the dllCache. Any suggestions or comments or kicks in the head for stupidity would be appreciated. I have a Dell Dimension 4500 running Windows XP SP3. My primary hard drive is 20 GB and I have a secondary 120 GB hard drive. It (the computer) has a 2.0 MHz CPU and 640 Meg of RAM.
The bleeping thing was running very slowly 'till I started my war of deletion now I can't seem to stop. :thumbsup:

PS. I ordered a 512 Meg-o-RAM module to replace the stock 128 (so I'll soon have 1024 total). From all I've heard this should be the best "speed up" of all.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:09 PM

A 20GB partition is more than ample for an install of XP and programs.

I would suggest that you can gain more space by moving data files (photos, music, etc.) from your Documents & Settings folders...to your larger hard drive...than you would ever gain by trifling with programs and Windows folders.

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