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Old 11-03-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default can you delete ESD folder in win8?

looks like the setup files for installation (already have a bootable USB installer and ISOs).

it's at cESD

safe to remove? i did a cleanup and it removed a few gigs of stuff from the update from win7 but didn't touch this
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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You could try renaming it first, see whether Windows burps, if it does, boot off DVD and go to the repair console to rename it back.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:51 PM   #3
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If it's setup info, it would be needed for the automatic re-install functionality.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:50 PM   #4
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what the hell is automatic reinstall? that sounds ominous! seriously
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:31 PM   #5
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The option you pick when you've screwed up your computer so much that you want to re-install, but not deal with media, etc.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:16 AM   #6
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ah ok. if it was that bad it wouldn't boot anyway.

well, it let me rename it so i'll remove. as i said i have a bootable usb drive and an iso so can repair if needs be,

p.s anyone else get flashbacks to fdisk and the old days when installing newer OS?
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:05 AM   #7
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If by flashback you mean a pleasant nostalgic moment, then no. FDISK was a complete bugger for anyone who can remember the swings and roundabouts if you specifically wanted a FAT16 or FAT32 partition, the version of FDISK you used, file system limitations, argh. Then there's the pain of having to boot from floppy to make partitions to even start a Win9x install rather than just booting from CD/DVD. The only thing I miss about Win9x is my bloody "Fade to Black" game, that was quite enjoyable

Having said that, I occasionally find a partition structure that Vista/7 can't delete when I want it to. On those occasions I usually reach for say a FreeBSD install disc
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If by flashback you mean a pleasant nostalgic moment, then no. FDISK was a complete bugger for anyone who can remember the swings and roundabouts if you specifically wanted a FAT16 or FAT32 partition, the version of FDISK you used, file system limitations, argh. Then there's the pain of having to boot from floppy to make partitions to even start a Win9x install rather than just booting from CD/DVD. The only thing I miss about Win9x is my bloody "Fade to Black" game, that was quite enjoyable

Having said that, I occasionally find a partition structure that Vista/7 can't delete when I want it to. On those occasions I usually reach for say a FreeBSD install disc
Diskpart from a command line is your friend, I've yet to see anything the clean command wouldn't nuke even when the UI wouldn't do it.

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Diskpart from a command line is your friend, I've yet to see anything the clean command wouldn't nuke even when the UI wouldn't do it.

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I'll have a play with it the next time I'm in such a fix. It isn't common for the Win7 partition editor to not work, so it might be a while. Thanks for the tip!
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