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office xp pro v 2002- disk size

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i have 2 exactly identical CDs..

office xp professional v 2002

but when i do a control A and then see properties to see the file size, one CD is only around 60MB and other 130MB.. how could that be?
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My experience....

CDs in earlier years (b4 2005, had different storage/speed rates).  12x, 16x, etc.  
lower speed, less room.
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are you talking about two genuine Microsoft CDs?

have you ever tried copying both of them to PC hard disk, and compare the two folders again?
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>>are you talking about two genuine Microsoft CDs?
yes

>>have you ever tried copying both of them to PC hard disk, and compare the two folders again?

good point. i checked.. one has 51 files... other has 127.
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i guess they are two MSDN release of Office XP discs, and were released on different date hence one of them has more content.

i believe the discs have different Disc # printed on the surface (looks like "Disc 2134" and "Disct 2256") to identify themselves.

am i right?
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25112 -  are you sure they are office 2002 ?
i know office 2013 - 10 -07 - 03 but not 2002 ? ?
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yes 2 diff # in the back.. does it make sense?
x10-33824
x08-09641
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@25112

> x10-33824
> x08-09641

yes, they are just different releases under the same title. that's it.

@nobus

yes, Office XP is Office 2002, the version before Office 2003.
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>>yes, they are just different releases under the same title. that's it.

interesting.. i installed them both.. (one by one on turn)

in control panel, one came to 207MB.. other came to 208MB.. so the original difference in files and size did not make a difference at the end.. compression @ work?
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no idea.

I guess some more content is on one CD and those files are optional or extra in additon to Office XP.

what's the point for you to install something more than 10 years old? :)
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post the files they contain - gtake a screen shot, and post it
then we 'll see better what 'ts on both
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I am looking at my Office XP (2002) CD set here. One CD is office and the other is Media Content. My set is and Upgrade, so you may have an Upgrade CD and a Full CD.
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you also may have different language packs.
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You may also have one with a Service Pack on the disc. This would not necessarily make the installed files larger (re: your 207 mb vs 208 mb).

In general, you should use the one that's "later" in regards to version and date.
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Hi, I was able to run
dir d:\ /b /s |sort > C:\Users\Public\cd1.txt
dir d:\ /b /s |sort > C:\Users\Public\cd2.txt
and get the results here for your review:
cd1.txt
cd2.txt
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@25112  - Thanks for the update and I was happy to help.
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thanks as always, John..

so what is that folder "d:\FILES\OSP\1033\IE5" that is making all the difference?
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hence its name, it's "Internet Explorer 5", an ancient version of IE. you will never use it.
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for XP, IE is at least IE6, and the latest is 8 or 9
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ok.. got it. thanks.
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