Deleteing Extra After SP2 I "slipstreamedWindows Files After Slipstreaming SP2



John Keiser
07-09-2005, 11:46 PM
I read that SFC after SP2 would fail if I deleted the files in
c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ and
c:\windows\servicepackfiles\i386\

I "slipstreamed" SP2 with Windows XP.

Can I now delete these [500+megs] files?

Thank you for comments.





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Rock
07-09-2005, 11:46 PM
John Keiser wrote:

> I read that SFC after SP2 would fail if I deleted the files in
> c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ and
> c:\windows\servicepackfiles\i386\
>
> I "slipstreamed" SP2 with Windows XP.
>
> Can I now delete these [500+megs] files?
>
> Thank you for comments.

Don't delete the dllcache files. Those are needed for windows file
protection. If you have two CD drives the servicepackfiles can be
burned to CD and sfc can still be run. Just change the source path in
the registry. Start | Run | regedit.

Drill down to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

Modify the ServicePackSourcePath entry to reflect the location of the CD
with the service pack files. Mine, for example, is set to
Z:\ServicePackFiles

Check that SourcePath is set to the CD location for the XP installation
CD. Mine is Y:\

If you need to run sfc put in the installation and service pack files
CD and run it.
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John Keiser
07-09-2005, 11:46 PM
OK. The dll cache remains. But the slipstreaming does not work for SFC as
far as the service pack files?

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Rock
07-09-2005, 11:46 PM
John Keiser wrote:

> OK. The dll cache remains. But the slipstreaming does not work for SFC as
> far as the service pack files?
>

I'm not sure what you are asking. When SFC runs it will look in those
service pack files. If they are not on the system then there is a
problem. The registry location I indicated tells sfc where to look. If
you move them to a CD then change that registry value to point to the
new location.

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John Keiser
07-09-2005, 11:46 PM
I thought by "slipstreaming" the service packs, the CD would contain
everything including SP2, enabling SFC to find everything without need to
have the service packs separate.

Maybe the slipstream exercise just gives me a better restore disc?



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Rock
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
John Keiser wrote:
> I thought by "slipstreaming" the service packs, the CD would contain
> everything including SP2, enabling SFC to find everything without need to
> have the service packs separate.
>
> Maybe the slipstream exercise just gives me a better restore disc?
>
>
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It does alot of things including allowing the install of XP SP2 in one
step instead of installing an earlier version then applying SP2. Also
if SP2 isn't slipstreamed, you can't do a repair on it using the lower
version install CD. It will give a message that the installed version
is newer. And it makes it easier to install the recovery console.

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Deleteing Extra After SP2 I "slipstreamedWindows Files After Slipstreaming SP2