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Windows 7: Are my drivers in my temp folder, or my %temp% folder?

02 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit Final RTM
Are my drivers in my temp folder, or my %temp% folder?

Hi, my computer is old and has small hard drive space, and someone recommended I delete my %temp%, my temp, and my prefetch folder, but I was just wondering, since I had to do a whole lot of searching ,and downloading of drivers, (just to make my computer compatible with windows 7), where all my downloaded drivers are? And if deleting any of these folders will screw up my drivers, and give me problems, and I would have to find the drivers again. (Also I don't really know what the drivers are called, so I can't really search for them) Because I really wanna delete these folders to make my computer faster, because on XP, where my drivers always worked and I never needed to update them, I deleted those folders all the time, and it made it faster because those folders had a crapload of stuff in them, but I don't want my computer to not be compatible with the games/videos/music/etc. I use it for.

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02 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult

Your drivers are stored in windows\system32\drivers folder.

I would recommend letting windows do the clean-up instead of hunting down all the temp stuff.

Click on the start orb and type in "disk" in the white search box. That will give you "disk cleanup" as one of the options. Click on that and away you go.
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