Okay, a question about SP2 I've eventually installed it on my laptop, only to find that my OS partition is almost full now. I have found at least 3 places where XP has "stored" the SP2 files. At over 500mb a piece it wastes a load of space. I also found what looks like backups of the old SP1a files, 2 of those at about 380mb each The problem is that I find no option to delete the "back out" files like you used to get in the good old days and 3 copies???? I have ghosted W2K back onto the laptop again.... smaller footprint. if you don’t know the location of all these files I can reinstall on the weekend and let you know. Just look for the largest files on the system A few I can recall, one is in the usual $ntuninstallxxxxx type files on C root this will be the "back out" old systems files.... these I don't mind. another is here: C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download and here: C:\WINDOWS\Service Packs\ I can get the rest of the places I found later, but HELP !!!! What were these guys thinking??? I know HDD's are cheap these days but on a old laptop they're not and they’re not that big to begin with. I can go ahead and delete all the copies but that is a bit rash. I would prefer a "legal" way of doing it so that the system is aware of what has happened.