Windows Vista Forums

SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool

  1. #1
    <!-- google_ad_section_start -->SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

    SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool
    How to Use the Vista SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool
    Published by Brink is online now
    27 Mar 2008
    SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool

    How to Use the Vista SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool

    information   Information
    This will show you how to run the Vista SP1 Cleanup tool to permanently remove the Vista RTM backed up files created during the installion of the Vista SP1 to gain more hard drive space.
    warning   Warning
    Running the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Disk Clean-up tool permanently removes the ability to uninstall the Vista SP1. Do not run this tool unless you have no plans of uninstalling the Vista SP1 and just want to save or regain hard drive space. The only option to remove the SP1 after using this tool is to do a clean install of Vista.
    Note   Note
    The Vista SP1 disk cleanup tool gave me back 1.6 GB on my hard drive. This amount will vary on each computer. To see how much space you recover, make a note of how much free space you have on the C:/ drive in Computer before and after you run the SP1 Cleanup Tool.




    Here's How:
    NOTE: If you installed Vista SP2, then you will need to use the Vista SP2 Disk Cleanup tool instead. The SP1 Disk Cleanup tool will no longer work after installing SP2.
    1. Open a elevated command prompt.

    2. In the elevated command prompt, type vsp1cln.exe and then press Enter. (See screenshot below)

    3. Type Y when you see Would you like to continue? and press Enter.
    NOTE: Tying N will cancel running the Vista SP1 disk cleanup tool. You can also just close the command prompt window to cancel to.
    SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool-command_prompt.jpg
    4. It will take a little bit to finish. When it is finished, you will see the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Disk Clean-up completed message. (See screenshot above)

    5. When it's done, you can close the elevated command prompt.
    That's it,
    Shawn


    Published by


    Brink's Avatar
    Administrator

    Join Date: Apr 2007
    Location: Texas, USA
    Posts: 31,256
    Array

    Tutorial Tools


    Applies to

    All Vista Versions
    64 Bit & 32 Bit


  2.   


  3. #1
    ggbib's Avatar

    Junior Member
    Join Date : Mar 2008
    California
    Posts : 27
    Vista/Win 7 Ultimate x64
    Local Time: 12:57 AM

    Re: SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool

    I tried to uninstall sp1, which it would not. Read on a page somewhere that it contains a kernel update is why it wouldn't? Then again, I have no need to uninstall it, but I dislike junk/clutter on any of my HD's, so thank you.

    Jerry

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.   


  5. #2
    Brink's Avatar

    Administrator


    Join Date : Apr 2007
    Texas, USA
    Posts : 31,256
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise (RTM)
    Local Time: 12:57 AM
    usa us texas

      Thread Starter

    Re: SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool

    You're welcome Jerry. I hate wasting space to. Especially when it is over 1 GB.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #3
    Mr Smiley's Avatar

    Member

    Join Date : Jan 2008
    Sydney NSW Australia
    Posts : 255
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Local Time: 04:57 PM
    australia au new south wales

     

    Re: SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool

    Hi Shawn

    Thanks for that mate.

    Tell me, is there a similar procedure for deleting all the backup files that accumulate from installing Hotfixes, Security Updates etc. through Windows Update? Please advise.

    Regards

    Neil

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #4
    Brink's Avatar

    Administrator


    Join Date : Apr 2007
    Texas, USA
    Posts : 31,256
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise (RTM)
    Local Time: 12:57 AM
    usa us texas

      Thread Starter

    Re: SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool

    Sorry Neil, but all I can find is how to remove the Windows Update backup files in XP and not in Vista. It will not work for Vista.


    Shawn

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #5
    Mr Smiley's Avatar

    Member

    Join Date : Jan 2008
    Sydney NSW Australia
    Posts : 255
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Local Time: 04:57 PM
    australia au new south wales

     

    Re: SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool

    Thanks for checking it out Shawn. I'll try to find out from TuneUp Software and if I get anywhere I'll let everyone know. I know when I ran their cleanup utility previously it deleted something like 3,500 backup files.

    Neil

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #6


    SteveM Guest

    Re: SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool

    Brill, worked for me clear 2 gig !
    Thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #7
    Brink's Avatar

    Administrator


    Join Date : Apr 2007
    Texas, USA
    Posts : 31,256
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise (RTM)
    Local Time: 12:57 AM
    usa us texas

      Thread Starter

    Re: SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool

    You're welcome Steve, that's great to hear.

    I'm getting jealous. Everyone is reporting that they are gettin more space recovered than I did. I even had someone report that they got nearly 9 GB recovered. Maybe I just keep a cleaner house. LOL Yeah, that's it.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  11. #8


    SteveM Guest

    Re: SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool

    Maybe we like putting more rubish on than you !

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  12. #9
    Brink's Avatar

    Administrator


    Join Date : Apr 2007
    Texas, USA
    Posts : 31,256
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise (RTM)
    Local Time: 12:57 AM
    usa us texas

      Thread Starter

    Re: SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool

    LOL Steve. Could be. I'm always deleting things.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool
Similar Threads
Tutorial Category
SP2 Disk Cleanup Tool Tutorials
Download Patch Registration Cleanup Tool for Window 7. Vista News
Solved Disk Cleanup General Discussion
Disk Cleanup Vista General
Disk Defragmenting and Disk Cleanup Vista hardware & devices