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can I delete c:\swsetup ?

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I'm trying to free up disk space on my tx1119. After checking some general forums, some have said that the root directory SWSETUP is HP specific. If so, can I delete it safely? This would same me almost 3GB

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Re: can I delete c:\swsetup ?

c:\swsetup has the installation files for most of the drivers on the laptop.

 

deleting the folder will not harm your computer.incase in the future if you dont have the access to the internet and you want to install the drivers then i bet you would miss this folder.

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c:\swsetup has the installation files for most of the drivers on the laptop.

 

deleting the folder will not harm your computer.incase in the future if you dont have the access to the internet and you want to install the drivers then i bet you would miss this folder.

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Re: can I delete c:\swsetup ?

If you are running Vista, my target would be System Restore,which is a big hdd  hog.You can Disable it to clean up space , reboot, then turn it back .Or,run Disk Cleanup to delete all but most recent:

 

 

http://www.lockergnome.com/windows/2008/06/25/delete-all-but-the-most-recent-restore-point-in-vista/

 

 

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/07/03/vista-reclaim-and-release-disk-space-from-system-restore-an...

 


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Re: can I delete c:\swsetup ?

I MOVED the entire folder to an attached drive.

Seems to have not caused any problems.

 

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Re: can I delete c:\swsetup ?

I would really like to delete selected System Restore points rather than all up to the last.

 

Is that possible?

 

And, yes, I'm running Vista home premium.

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Re: can I delete c:\swsetup ?

You can't delete individual restore points. Each restore point depends on the other restore points to function properly. The best option  is to delete all but the most recent restore point.


Many Vista power users even limit the space used by sys restore

 

Resize Amount of HDD Space

 


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Re: can I delete c:\swsetup ?

I've deleted everything from the folder except fo C:\swsetup\AppInstl since this folder contains the HP Software Setup tools which I prefer over Support Assistant.
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Re: can I delete c:\swsetup ?

If restore points all depend on Previous restore points then how does it make sense to delete all but the most recent.

There is so much useless junk retained on my computer that it occupies more space than my files. Then something useful like HELP files are on the Internet.

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