Can I remove c:/system.sav and c:/SWSetup after Windows 7 Restoration (14545 Views)
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bimmerdriver
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Can I remove c:/system.sav and c:/SWSetup after Windows 7 Restoration

My computer was just upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 and I'm wondering if the folders in the subject are necessary. Does anyone know if they can be removed?

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banhien
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Re: Can I remove c:/system.sav and c:/SWSetup after Windows 7 Restoration

Hi,

 

1. This note is for system.sav:

 

"The system.sav folder is specific to Compaq/HP systems. As there are differences in the restore procedure in different models of Compaq/HP systems, it's best advisable to refer the user manual to know if those folders can be deleted. In mosts cases, you should not, unless you're 100% sure that you possess the OEM Restore CD (different from a OEM Recovery CD).

Having said that, please contact the OEM support for more accurate information in this regard.


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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]

Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com"

 

2. And for C:\SWAetup:

 

I think this will popup again, again and again anytime you upgrade/update the software. Unless it too big, I wouldn't bother to delete it but may delete old files in it.

 

Regards,

BH

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bimmerdriver
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Re: Can I remove c:/system.sav and c:/SWSetup after Windows 7 Restoration

Thanks for the reply. There were some other folders and files that appeared to be a result of the setup process not cleaning up after itself. I deleted them (but did not empty the trash) and rebooted. None were recreated and there weren't any error messages. So far so good.

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