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recover space after win7 sp1


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#1 thrillhouse

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 07:56 PM

go to my computer
right click the drive and choose properties
click disk cleanup
choose clean system files
check service pack backup files
press ok
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It got me 3 gb back and only took a few minutes.

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#2 Union_Thug

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:19 AM

You can recover even more disk space by removing the Uninstall Files http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-discussion/56605-windows-7-service-pack-1-sp1-download-available.html

How To Reduce Disk Space by Removing the Uninstall Files
Once Service Pack 1 is installed you may opt to remove old information regarding old hot fixes and the SP1 un-installation tool as well. Note that if you perform this step you can NEVER remove SP1! This is NOT recommended. On most systems you should expect between 500MB and 1.5GB of space recovered by running this program. To run you must launch a command prompt with Administrator privileges, then execute the following command:

dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

This command will take between 5 and 15 minutes to complete, when completed you will now have SP1 fully integrated with no un-installation option.


I chose to ignore the This is NOT recommended warning and recovered an additional 1.25gb. YMMV.


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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:34 AM

it says:

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7600.16385

Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385

Service Pack Cleanup can't proceed: No service pack backup files were found.
The operation completed successfully.

So I guess it does the same thing. Either way works, this command line way is easier though.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:43 AM

I had no idea that updating to SP1 would create all these files that could be removed afterwards. I thought that any temp files would automatically be removed once the upgrade was complete. Thanks for the tip.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:01 AM

Disk space is so cheap nowadays that it seems a moot point. I'd only do it if I was particularly low on disk space.
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