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nedkelly
19-12-2009, 10:06 AM
Hey think I asked this before when it was 20GB it is now 30GB and my parents pc only has an 80GB hard drive.
Can I delete the files in it?

wainuitech
19-12-2009, 10:14 AM
Have a read of This article (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/sqltools/thread/07db294a-79e5-4a5a-916c-6a51e44a5aa4) - just dumping stuff Willy nilly can cause all sorts of problems.

Edited: This here (http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109060.html) also explains a little better.

Netsukeninja
19-12-2009, 10:15 AM
I don't have that directory, but at a guess, windows update installers?

nedkelly
19-12-2009, 10:16 AM
sorry should have googled it first.
http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-211705.php
Got 25GB back!!!

pctek
19-12-2009, 01:46 PM
it is now 30GB and my parents pc only has an 80GB hard drive.


Why? Still 50GB to go.

Blam
19-12-2009, 02:54 PM
Why? Still 50GB to go.

I think he is saying the installer folder is 30gb