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Vista Service pack 1 requires 9 gigs?

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    Vista Service pack 1 requires 9 gigs?

    it may be because I got the one with all languages in it, but do they all require 9 gigs to install on the windows partition? and if they do, is there a work around? I only made my vista partition 25gigs.

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    Re: Vista Service pack 1 requires 9 gigs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleghost View Post
    it may be because I got the one with all languages in it, but do they all require 9 gigs to install on the windows partition? and if they do, is there a work around? I only made my vista partition 25gigs.
    Hello.

    If I understand how SP1 installs correctly, then before it makes changes to your system it backs up your system files, so that SP1 can be uninstalled. I believe this is why it needs more space to install into.

    I hope this helps.

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    Re: Vista Service pack 1 requires 9 gigs?

    Hi Paleghost,

    If everything is running smooth with the SP1 and you do not plan on uninstalling it, then you can see how to remove the SP1 backup files in this tutorial to save a chunk of hard drive space. I saved 1.6 GB.

    SP1 Disk Cleanup Tool

    Shawn

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    Re: Vista Service pack 1 requires 9 gigs?

    Just done the SP1 cleanup the actual Sp1 part was 3.49 gb, but found a lot more rubbish including previous windows system, all together regained 81 gb (yes Eighty one).

    Vista really flies now.

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    Re: Vista Service pack 1 requires 9 gigs?

    WOW Silver,

    Now that was a lot to recover.

    Shawn

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