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Video: Remove all remnants of the Windows Vista SP1 installation files

When you install Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1, the process leaves behind about 800 MBs of original Windows Vista files--in case you want to remove SP1. In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler shows you how to remove all those old files using the SP1 Files Removal Tool.

When you install Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1, the installation process leaves behind about 800 MBs of original Windows Vista files—in case you later want to remove SP1. Relative to current hard drives, 800 MBs isn't that much space. But, it's still enough space to store a couple hundred MP3 files or a few video clips. Personally, I just don't like useless files taking up space on my drives. In this IT Dojo video, I show you how to remove all those old files using the SP1 Files Removal Tool.

After watching the video, you can read the original tip in Greg Shultz's article, "Remove all remnants of the Windows Vista SP1 installation". For more Windows Vista tips and tricks, check out the following TechRepublic Resources:

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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