What files are safe to delete in Windows 2003 Sp1?

Posted on 2008-11-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I need to free up space (c:\ ) on one of my servers. The server has Windows 2003 SP1 and I want to delete any files that won't endanger the os from crashing.
Question by:ajw40
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    Accepted Solution

    If you need to free space on the C: drive, please review my web page on boot drive size:

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks LEEW, that really helped me.
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    Expert Comment

    Nice write up leew.  if i seen that years ago it would have saved me alot of time.
    Recently I had this problem alot as Dell loves to make servers with small system drives.
    My preference is (if you have room on another partition on the same drive)
    Download gparted live
    burn it to a cd.
    backup your system.
     Boot off the cd and resize yoru partitions.  Its all free.  works great. Im 8 for 8 so far (zero failures)  but backup should still be done!


    Author Comment

    I was thinking about doing that, but I was curious about files that could be deleted without crashing the system.

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