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Windows 7: 1.90 GB iso dvd - can I delete it?

19 Jul 2012   #1
b52

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
1.90 GB iso dvd - can I delete it?

7601.17514.101119-1850_Update_Sp_Wave1-GRMSP1.1_DVD

This is a large file on my laptop, an update of some sort I think? I'm a complete computer novice and would like to know if I can just delete the file to save space (am having a clear-out of unnecessary large files)


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19 Jul 2012   #2
onesixski

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yep it's just an update ISO for Windows. ISO's are only usable and accessible when you mount them to virtual drives or burn them to physical discs, so there's no harm whatsoever in deleting it. Plus you can download it again from Microsoft if you want. Any ISO on your computer you can get rid of, or just burn them and then delete em if you're trying to free up space.
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19 Jul 2012   #3
b52

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onesixski View Post
Yep it's just an update ISO for Windows. ISO's are only usable and accessible when you mount them to virtual drives or burn them to physical discs, so there's no harm whatsoever in deleting it. Plus you can download it again from Microsoft if you want. Any ISO on your computer you can get rid of, or just burn them and then delete em if you're trying to free up space.
Thank you for the really fast response - I always worry about deleting things when I don't know what effect it may have. Much appreciated, and I'm sure I'll be back to this very useful forum.
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23 Jul 2012   #4
b52

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Just had one last thought whilst on this subject - is there any free program which will detect and delete these 'unnecessary' large files?

It would save a lot of people a lot of time.
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23 Jul 2012   #5
onesixski

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you go search in Windows (and make sure you're checking every drive including non-indexed locations), you can type in "*.iso" (without the quotes) and it'll come up with every ISO file you've got. You can try that with every type of file extension, the * is just a wildcard so it only pays attention to the extensions.
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23 Jul 2012   #6
b52

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onesixski View Post
If you go search in Windows (and make sure you're checking every drive including non-indexed locations), you can type in "*.iso" (without the quotes) and it'll come up with every ISO file you've got. You can try that with every type of file extension, the * is just a wildcard so it only pays attention to the extensions.
USeful info as you gave before, presumably unwanted files such as setup/exe and other files which are mostly gained during software installations on a once only basis can be cleaned up in the same way?

Thank you very much for the quick response ! And apologies if I'm asking fairly stupid questions.
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