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videoguy
12-12-2009, 10:07 PM
I have a stable XP system

I want to do a backup but don't want all the microsoft update files or system restore or install programs etc to be part of the archive what directory's etc are safe to delete?? I see a lot of directories in the windows starting with $
TIA Bryan

Speedy Gonzales
12-12-2009, 10:14 PM
If you dont want any of the updates / installed programs, you'll have to uninstall all of them first. You cant delete folders (without uninstalling the programs first), or else nothing will work, when you use the backup. The $ folders are probably the uninstall folders, for the windows updates. You can probably delete the folder/s, but if you want to uninstall the updates after, you cant. And you'll have to reinstall all of them after you use the backup

Blam
13-12-2009, 10:56 AM
I have a stable XP system

I want to do a backup but don't want all the microsoft update files or system restore or install programs etc to be part of the archive what directory's etc are safe to delete?? I see a lot of directories in the windows starting with $
TIA Bryan

That sounds to me like you only want to backup data(documents, videos, etc)

Run CCleaner. Much safer than you manually deleting them.

Blam