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    Where is backed up OS? (XP Pro SR1)

    I posed this question recently, and have not had a response-
    When I installed XP some time ago, over Me (very successfully), I opted to back up the existing OS.
    I would like to remove that backup now, as after over a year am more than happy with XP, and would like to regain some disc space.
    Where on the hard drive was the backup made? Are there any issues to consider in removing it?
    With thanks in anticipation

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    Re: Where is backed up OS? (XP Pro SR1)

    Notice the list of things you can clean. You should also see your back up of ME in your box.
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    Re: Where is backed up OS? (XP Pro SR1)

    When I installed over Win98 2nd ,I found it here. Double Click <font color=blue>My Computer </font color=blue> >Left Click on your <font color=blue>C: Drive</font color=blue> and Click on <font color=blue>Properties</font color=blue> . You will see this box. Now Click on <font color=blue>Disk Cleanup</font color=blue> . See box in next post. Find the one that says backup files for ME and Put a check mark beside it in the box and click OK, and it will remove it the same way you can remove Temp. Internet Files.
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    Re: Where is backed up OS? (XP Pro SR1)

    Thank you Cowboy for such a detailed and speedy reply.
    Surprise, surprise! The Me backup wasn't there- perhaps I have lived with the assumption that it existed all this time, when it had not been backed up in the first place. At least I have never needed it! Just felt comforted by the thought it was lurking on the hard drive..............

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    Re: Where is backed up OS? (XP Pro SR1)

    I think you should find it listed in the "Add and remove Programs" of Control Panel.

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

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