In XP office installation files .msp are causing issues

By lprati ·
You cannot run defrag because the space is down to 12%.
If you look in the windows..installer folder you will find the culprit. There are many .msp files with a size of 117,166. If you remove some of these you will be able to run a defrag on your hard drive. But if you remove the wrong ones, then office will not update.
What is the fix and why are there so many .msp files causing hard drive issues.

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Well to start with...

by cmiller5400 In reply to In XP office installation ...

Those files are used for repair functionality and program removal/uninstall. You don't want to be deleting files from there.

If you are down to 12% free space you really need to look at buying a new drive (they are cheap these days) or if you already have a large drive, repartitioning it correctly.

Try running CCleaner ( http://www.ccleaner.com/ ) and Defraggler (http://www.defraggler.com/ )

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Perhaps you should 'fess up with your real job role ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to In XP office installation ...

Clearly you cannot have any involvement with PC Support otherwise you wouldn't be asking such an infantile question.

The job role entry isn't some kind of game - if you say you're in PC Support folk will assume you are, but then get confused by your lack of tech knowledge.

So - how much do you NOT know about what you've just posted with?
What type of PC does this question refer to?
What size is this hard drive?

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