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    Reclaim SP1 disk space (Ultimate Sp1)

    If you have installed Vista SP1 and are satisfied (?) with it, you can reclaim from 600-800 MB of disk space by removing the SP1 backup files created when installing the SP. You cannot revert back to before SP1 unless you do a reinstall.

    At a Command prompt, type <big> <big>vsp1cln.exe </big> </big> and follow the steps.

    A little more detail is supplied HERE
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    Re: Reclaim SP1 disk space (Ultimate Sp1)

    I meant to add that the site in the link is the Vista Club site and it also has a lot of tips & clips for Vista. Worth checking out.
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    Re: Reclaim SP1 disk space (Ultimate Sp1)

    Thanks for the lead Bob.

    Just cleaned out 709MB of saved files with the utility. That should save some time when performing image backups!

    Cheers, Bob
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    Re: Reclaim SP1 disk space (Ultimate Sp1)

    Whoa, that <big>IS</big> a good lick. The reduction in my case was 947 meg. That's worth retrieving - thanks for the find, Bob!

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    Re: Reclaim SP1 disk space (Ultimate Sp1)

    Many thanks. not so much for the tip to reclaim space but the link to Winvista club! I've been fiddling with Vista on my pre-xmas laptop for almost 6 months and convinced myself I dont like it and prefer XP and in all honesty this is probably because I'm too lazy and got too frustrated trying to navigate around it, expeting it to be similar to XP. Just spent 30 mins browsing around Winvista club pages and now my appetite is whetted again and intend to spend more time with the Vista machine and give it a fair chance.

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    Re: Reclaim SP1 disk space (Ultimate Sp1)

    Hi Jeff,
    You are welcome!

    If you look in the Vista forum, you will see that I have had ( I think ) more than my share of problems with Vista. I STILL have some but it has smoothed out quite a bit and I am gradually getting used to the differences between XP and Vista.
    I still have some issues that are unresolved but I am a particularly stubborn type or person who will hang on as long as possible before "throwing in the towel", as they say.

    WinVista Club has a LOT of good information and it's well worth the browse time to look through it.
    Good Luck!
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    Re: Reclaim SP1 disk space (Ultimate Sp1)

    Another good source for Vista information is http://www.winhelponline.com/

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Reclaim SP1 disk space (Ultimate Sp1)

    I am very low on space, and that helped a lot.

    If we are going to exchange these they should really be a different thread (or forum), but PETRI is the Home Page of extensive MVP information that includes Vista (and XP).

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    Re: Reclaim SP1 disk space (Ultimate Sp1)

    WinVistaClub and Winhelponline are dedicated to Vista and XP whereas Petri is a broader range help line that happens to INCLUDE Vista & XP amongst other topics.
    So the first two belong in the Vista forum exclusively. Why put them in a separate forumthread? <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>
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    Re: Reclaim SP1 disk space (Ultimate Sp1)

    If I had given the Vista branch and that would have solved the INCLUDE problem, but the two problems that were on my mind were finding the sources again, and being able to make the list longer (or shorter for those judged to be not very good). I guess the answer to that is to bookmark them or put them on tabs.

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