Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Delete Swsetup

18 Oct 2009   #1
Linden5150

Windows 7 home pre
 
 
Delete Swsetup

anyone do this? will it effect an upgrade to 7?

I was thinking of just burning the file to a blank dvd and storing it with my vista recovery discs. It would free up 3.5 gb


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Oct 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

swsetup stores software, updates, drivers that were provided by the vendor usually available from their website. I think it will be safe to delete but maybe backup is still a good idea.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2009   #3
Linden5150

Windows 7 home pre
 
 

thats what I have been reading after searching google. I am really curious if it will effect the upgrade to 7. I may just wait till after, couldn't hurt. But, that extra space is calling my name.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Oct 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

I have no doubt, you will be able to upgrade without the swsetup folder. Windows doesn't rely on it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2009   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The SWSetup files are unzipped software files (chipset, ethernet/NIC, video, sound) normally downloaded from the product support download page for your computer's manufacturer. You can locate those drivers there.

Windows 7 will provide almost all of your latest drivers on the installation medium and in successive optional Windows Updates.

So if you are doing a clean install, it won't be necessary to hunt down the drivers on the computer's download web page, Nvidia/Intel website, etc. However you may need to have your ethernet or wireless driver handy in case it isn't included in the Win7 installer so you can get online to Update and research missing drivers.

If you're doing an Upgrade install, all of your programs, drivers and most settings will normally be transferred to the upgraded system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Delete Swsetup




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
mistaken type bcdedit /delete id, instead of /delete value id...
So fist i had some problems after some crashs, and then i enable safe mode though windows it self(msconfig) but then for shit reason win ask for passwords, it doesn't ask for PIN of other options when on safe mode....so i got stuck at that.....cause i never use psd, neither have used hotmail, on...
General Discussion
Delete key non-responsive, doesn't delete
Hi, for some reason I can no longer use the Delete key to move files to the recycle bin, delete text, et cetera. I can still use Shift+Delete to permanently remove files et cetera, but using the Delete key by itself does not do anything whatsoever. This also doesn't appear to be a hardware issue,...
General Discussion
Cannot delete contacts - delete greyed out
I am using Windows Live Mail in W7 Home Premium. I need to delete certain contacts that have appeared and are variations of existing contacts. When I left click on the variation "Delete" is greyed out, as is the large red cross in the ribbon. Can someone please supply an answer to enable...
Browsers & Mail
Unable to delete a file,can't delete it can't shred it,
I looked at my firewall events earlier and i saw a file had been trying to connect to the internet but had been blocked by my firewall. Whenever i install a program i am unsure of i block the exe file from connecting to the internet until i'm happy its a safe program. The file is...
General Discussion
Outlook 2010 and IMAP - DELETE Does DELETE
Hi there Be careful with IMAP and Outlook 2010 as the DELETE really does DELETE stuff off the server. In Outlook 2007 you got a line through the items and had to do EDIT==>PURGE to delete stuff off the server so be careful if you really DON'T want to physically delete mail from the server when...
Microsoft Office


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:43.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App