Holy Crap is SP2 a pig

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  1. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    So my HD failed on the laptop so I had to reinstall, but this time I decided I would be more careful about my ghosting duties. So I re-installed XP, fresh, fresh with drivers, drivers and SP2 and fully patched, and finally drivers, sp2 fully patched and standard programs (office, acrobat, camera aquisition software)

    Now these are compressed images:

    07/05/2005 08:00 PM 590,553,200 WXPFRESH.GHO
    07/05/2005 09:20 PM 638,718,418 WXPDRVRS.GHO
    07/06/2005 12:10 AM 1,955,143,818 WXPSP2.GHO
    07/06/2005 10:09 AM 2,147,463,044 20050705.GHO
    07/06/2005 10:09 AM 554,881,632 20050001.GHS

    Jeebus - I have HD's lying around here that wouldn't even hold a fully patched version of XP image, let alone the uncompressed versions :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    looks around 2GB... sounds about right.

    If you take any comprable OS then it will be no different.
     
  3. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    What a disaster.
     
  4. stoliohranj

    stoliohranj beautiful fucking tits man

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    i don't get the big deal. 2gb for a windows install isn't that rediculous.
     
  5. Rob

    Rob OT Supporter

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    Was system restore turned on when you did the SP2 install? If so that will make the ghost image huge.
     
  6. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Coming from a Pre-Windows era, it's a lot in comparison. Even comparing it to W2K, it's huge.
     
  7. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Yeah it was - didn't think to turn it off.
     
  8. Goonigoogoo

    Goonigoogoo Active Member

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    2GB isn't that much, especially considering how inexpensive hard drives are these days.
     
  9. Rob

    Rob OT Supporter

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    Yeah, there are basicaly 2 OSes in that one image now.
     
  10. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Still, that's a huge jump - I think it was almost 5 gigs before any installation happened.
     
  11. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    The SP2 installer automatically backs up every file it replaces before it sets a restore point and does the actual install. It doesn't give you the "don't backup" checkbox previous Windows SPs did.
     
  12. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    How well does the restore feature work anyway? I mean it's not like a real image, it backs up the theoretical choke points of the system but if you really get a corruption has anyone ever recovered by rolling back?
     
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    nope... i turn it off on every system i build.
     

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