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How big is your windows folder?

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NeoMayhem    0
Are setup logs and windows updates logs(Qxxxxxx.log) safe to delete?

Yes, if you dont want to uninstall the updates :p

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libb    0

MINE 2686M, without DLLCACHE, DRIVER CACHE, LASTGOOD....

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NeoMayhem    0
MINE 2686M, without DLLCACHE, DRIVER CACHE, LASTGOOD....

Crap, what all do you have installed?

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NeoMayhem    0

w00t :p

I deleted some more stuff, and am almost under 600mb :p

C:\windows\system32\oobe (I didnt delete the folder, just everything inside)

C:\windows\msagent

C:\WINDOWS\java

C:\WINDOWS\mui (if you use more then one language, you need this)

I am still looking for more things to get rid of, but this is a good start :p

Edited by NeoMayhem

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AaronMT    1

Deleted all that crap.

XP SP1.

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Kanecorp    0

1.43GB

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Dazzla    5

LOL now I've seen everything , whats next? show me your Display Properties Window?? 

its been done.

MY RES IS HIGHER THAN YOURS :devil::

I have that covered;))

Display.jpg

As for Windows folder, guess I'm winning;)) XP SP1:

Windows.jpg

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NeoMayhem    0

Hey Dazzla, what did you delete?

Yours is 100mb smaller then mine :o

Thanks ;)

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Dazzla    5
Hey Dazzla, what did you delete?

Yours is 100mb smaller then mine :o

Thanks ;)

dllcache, help, all bitmaps and wallpapers, cursors, media folder, driver cache, umm utms folder in system 32 (migration wizard program I think) and there were 2 more folders, can't think what they were.

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NeoMayhem    0
Hey Dazzla, what did you delete?

Yours is 100mb smaller then mine  :o

Thanks ;)

dllcache, help, all bitmaps and wallpapers, cursors, media folder, driver cache, umm utms folder in system 32 (migration wizard program I think) and there were 2 more folders, can't think what they were.

I have left my driver cache folder in place, because I need to add new hardware somtimes, so that would save me almost 80mb :p

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tengcm    0

Size: 1.45 GB (1,561,465,210 bytes)

Size on disk: 1.40 GB (1,511,289,765 bytes)

Contains: 9910 Files

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ring0    0

sweetness - i think i'm the new record holder, again :D

i even did a format/reinstall last night, too.

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NeoMayhem    0

Cant wait for sombody to get to less then 400mb :p

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bid1    0

You'd have to get down the weeds and start looking at individual files within the system32 folder.

I think we should really start a thread for Files and Folder NOT to delete in XP . This will help us get rid of the ones we dont need. For my part, whatever you do, DO NOT MESS with MUI folder under system32 and oembios.bin file under System32 as well.

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ring0    0
You'd have to get down the weeds and start looking at individual files within the system32 folder.

yep, which is where things start getting tricky.

there's a book out there (i believe) that explains what every windows .exe does, but i have zero cash. "windows xp in a nutshell", or something along those lines, for anyone who wants to try to find it and share the wealth :D

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helmers    0

Couldn't one (cheat) and just create a partition+mount it in like C:\windows\media, or the help files

or anything not used at boot-time? I mean what's the point of this?

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ThunderThor    0

Well NeoMayhem said it best.. Cant wait for sombody to get to less then 400mb

i think i win the race for the smallest winnt folder.

this isnt photoshoped....

i have windows nt4 running on a 75mhz laptop, w/ a 800mb hard drive, w/ 40mb of ram... oh yeah, :huh:

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freeza    11

size: 663 mb

size on disk: 455 mb

contains: 6,761 files.

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NeoMayhem    0
You'd have to get down the weeds and start looking at individual files within the system32 folder.

yep, which is where things start getting tricky.

there's a book out there (i believe) that explains what every windows .exe does, but i have zero cash. "windows xp in a nutshell", or something along those lines, for anyone who wants to try to find it and share the wealth :D

Yeah, I may have to go look at that book :p

I was thinking of finding a program that told you when the last time a file was accessed (if you let windows do it, finding out when it was accessed, accesses it, so it is point less :( ) then you could just delete every file that hadnt been accessed after the last reboot :p

I am sure there is a ton of files that can be deleted, but finding them is hard :(

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iron2000    21

============================

= WINDOWS folder =

= =

= Size: 1.69GB =

= Size on disk: 1.29GB =

= Contains: 13,622 files , 586 folders =

============================

Cleaned out the help, dllcache, registerpackages, reinstallbackups, usmt folders and maybe more.

Still occupying a lot of space though.

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NeoMayhem    0

I thought this thread was lost, but it is still here :p

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John    7

lol, me too mayhem

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Icarus ^i^    3

Mine is 2.19Gb... scarey :)

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Aeikus    4

872 MB

I never knew the size of the folder varied so much for different ppl :)

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Huy    0

Type: File Folder

Location: C:\

Size: 1.34 GB (1,442,452,781 bytes)

Size on disk: 1.23 GB (1,327,822,346 bytes)

Contains: 9,546 Files, 506 Folders

Created: Thursday, 6 March, 20035:09:03 AM

Recently formatted

Clean installed Windows XP last week

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