Installing Vista SP2 Might Free Up Hard Drive Space

Installing Vista SP2 Might Free Up Hard Drive Space
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PC World reports that its forum users are, in some cases, seeing big chunks of their hard drives freed up after installing Vista Service Pack 2. It might be due to old Restore Points being wiped out, or because it runs a command-line cleaning tool, compcln.exe, but a good number of (successful) SP2 installers report tens of gigabytes opening up. [PC World]


  • Installed SP 2 and it automaticaly cleared up 30 gigs of space on OS. I ran no cleanup tool. Looked through my computer, seems like no personal or program files are missing. Tried running numerous programs and they all work. Can’t figure out where the free space came from, but I take the extra 30 gigs.

  • I too it seems, like so many, managed to gain about 18GB of hard drive space: 56 to 74.
    I did have some issues installing SP2 but after googling i tried (only after re-downloading first) dissabling my Kaspersky. This seemed to be preventing SP2 from installing and Voila! have SP2 sir and why not have 18GB on us as well for the hell of it!

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