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    Location of Windows setup files

    I wish I had an index of Fred Langa's articles. Not long ago Fred pointed out all that is necessary to reinstall Windows is located in a Sub-folder in the Windows folder. I can't find the article. I just did the 8.1 update with help from Microsoft which was necessary because I had some corrupted file in 8. To help me out in case I need to reformat at some point in the future, the Microsoft tech copied said folder to my external drive. I lost track of where it came from while watching it be done and I think I will need to use a similar approach trying to clean up my wife's computer. Can anybody tell me where the folder I am talking about is located and/or tell me which issue had the article I am referring to?

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    If you know the name of the files that were copied (you should be able to see them on the Ext. drive where they were placed), you could search for them. When found you should then see the folder where they are located.
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    Must be for XP; folder name is i386 and, iirc, size is around 364MB?; no clue which article it was in. OEM installs often hid the folder within another subfolder, usually, but not always, in the Windows directory.

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    The OP was talking about Win 8 I think. He had some corrupted files in Win 8 which were fixed to allow a Win 8.1 upgrade.

    Check in C:\WindowsESD or perhaps C:\ESD\Windows
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    Ah yes "I just did the 8.1 update" <-- I see it now Just ignore me ...

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