So SP2 just doubled the size on Windows on my komp...

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Deus Ex Aethera, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. I assume that's because of the huge freaking uninstall file it cooked up, which unlike SP1 it did not give me the option to skip. Is there a way to delete the SP2 uninstaller? Microsoft.com is no help.
     
  2. Dwight Schrute

    Dwight Schrute New Member

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    Pretty sure the uninstall is in C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$

    Delete the whole folder, but if you fuck up your computer, it's not my fault.
     
  3. Don't I need a CD boot image to do that? I don't want to lose the bootable feature of the install disc.
     
  4. Little Spunky $#!T

    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    :rofl:
     
  5. cmsurfer

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    My SP2 uninstall folder and all the updates installed on my system is only ~400 megs. The Winows folder if much more than that.

    You may have another problem.

    As for slipstreaming SP2 into your XP disc, downlaod and use nLite (http://nuhi.msfn.org/)
     
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    is SP2 worth it? i have heard bad things....:eek3:
     
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    its aite......i dont mind it, others absolutly think its the end of existance
     
  8. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    It's working fine on my virtual machine so far, but that's a clean install of SP2, not an upgrade. I also don't use it much :dunno:
     
  9. Yeah, my NTServicePackUninstall folder is only ~300megs, but that's just the service pack --- I have no idea how much space is now taken up by uninstallers for the million minor updates it downloaded at the same time.

    Either way, SP2 on a 4GB disk attached to a 1999 Gateway laptop is a fucking space hog.

    (don't laugh at the laptop, it was free)
     
  10. anfrey

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    i'm ignorant. what's slipstreaming?
     
  11. It's where you copy the contents of your install CD onto your hard drive, download a service pack, and then tell the service pack to install itself into the contents of the install CD instead of into your \WINDOWS folder. Then you burn the modified installer back onto another CD and use it to install Windows with the service pack permanently embedded in it.

    That way NAs don't have to manually install service packs on all the computers they oversee, and John Q. Everyman doesn't have to figure out how to fix his computer if the service pack doesn't install correctly.
     
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    sounds like what i need todo... cept my box has no more than a gig free.
     

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