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I will hold off removing it in that case. Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Highlight Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content ‎10-21-2015 04:17 PM If restore points all depend on Previous restore points Then something useful like HELP files are on the Internet. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/delete-files-swsetup-folder-removing-cyberlinkdvd9/

As long as you have this info on CD or other media, go ahead and delete the folder. Reply 0 0 « Message Listing « Previous Topic Next Topic » Related Documents HP PCs Forgot the Sign-in Password (Windows 10)Downloading or Updating Software and Drivers for HP ComputersHP PCs I have a humungous (2GB+) folder C:\SWSETUP, which, if nothing else takes ages to scan with AVG. First Time Here?

Lowtechie, Jan 5, 2007 #1 Sponsor Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten Joined: Jan 24, 2002 Messages: 17,742 Hi, That folder contains the preinstalled software installer packages for your computer, read That's one way, but sometimes the files are named so you can't really tell what they are... My question is, can I delete these files and what's the safest way of doing so? You can't change it.

Then every time you do an update of XP, Java MSOffice &c, all of the old files seem to lurk on your HD taking up space and time. Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Highlight Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content ‎01-04-2013 12:28 AM Thank you David Reply 1 1 DavidPK Provost Posts: Learn How to Post and More  Community News  Best of the Community Blog  Notebooks Notebook Operating System and Recovery  Notebook Boot and Lockup  Notebook Wireless and Networking  Notebook Audio  Notebook Video, You can also build your own computer from scratch and purchase a Windows license and licenses for all the other apps you want.

As I posted, there is software that can make a complete, installable IMAGE of the hard drive which you can use to reinstall. Yes, if something goes wrong you have to start from scratch. Additional batteries are affected. Reply 0 0 « Message Listing « Previous Topic Next Topic » Related Documents HP PCs Forgot the Sign-in Password (Windows 10)Downloading or Updating Software and Drivers for HP ComputersHP PCs

Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Highlight Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content ‎01-04-2013 07:23 AM Hi,You're welcome and glad it helped All the best,DP-K https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-swsetup-folder.532656/ Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Highlight Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content ‎02-17-2010 01:43 PM If you are running Vista, my target would be If you're irritated by "pre-loaded junk", then uninstall what you don't want using Add/Remove Programs.

Most HP Laptops ship the recovery CDs ... I have found two rather large cab files: Data 2.cab (C:\SWSetup\CyberDVD\Stage1\PDIR) and Data 1.cab (C:\SWSetup\CyberDVD\Stage1\PDIR). The HP laptop that I currently use is my third PC, and it irritates me no end that there is a load of preloaded junk on every pc you buy and Staff Online Now valis Moderator Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Software & Hardware > All Other Software > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members

  1. I have posted to your other thread about this same question with some help for using the HP support site and specific info about your model.
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  3. Or, it may just use the SWSETUP folder to run the install.
  4. They don't give you all the details!
  5. Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Highlight Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content ‎02-18-2010 11:40 AM You can't delete individual restore points.
  6. Reply 0 0 brainshower Honor Student Posts: 2 Member Since: ‎01-07-2010 Message 9 of 9 (32,567 Views) Report Inappropriate Content Re: can I delete c:\swsetup ?

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By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation Discussion Boards Open Menu Discussion Boards Open Menu Welcome to the Forum! One thing you can do with a notebook is use an external USB hard drive, or Firewire, for extra storage, so it's not a worry with ANY preinstalled software taking up Advertisement Lowtechie Thread Starter Joined: Jan 5, 2007 Messages: 54 Hi all, I'm surprised not to find this one already asked, as I'm sure I'm not alone here.

Reply 0 Re: can I delete c:\swsetup ? 02-17-2010 10:53 AM c:\swsetup has the installation files for most of the drivers on the laptop.deleting the folder will not harm your computer.incase

Once I burn the DVDs, I erased that partition to reclaim the 6 GB of space that it was using. Generated Tue, 07 Mar 2017 23:40:46 GMT by s_sr83 (squid/3.5.20) It's got Vista on it, which brings a whole ruck of other interesting conumdrums, but that's for a different Fred. Join our site today to ask your question.

Read more. Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. I've been able to copy the originals. It has lots of subfolders, some with names I recognise as software I use (e.g.

Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Highlight Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content ‎08-09-2016 02:11 AM Okay so yesterday I was cleaning out my laptop My question is, can I delete these files and what's the safest way of doing so? Just in case .. How many gigs is it ??? ...

That will start either a Repair or a new install of XP, plus the HP software, from what I have seen. Ads by Google 2 answers Comments are Closed Advertisement Latest Giveaways GeChic On-Lap 1503i Portable Multitouch Monitor Review and Giveaway GeChic On-Lap 1503i Portable Multitouch Monitor Review and Giveaway RAVPower 27000mAh Read more Register · Log In HP Support Forum Home > Notebooks > OS/Recovery > SwSetup - What is it for Search the Community I just appears to contain the remnents of installation pgms; like .cab files and such.

If you choose to keep the uninstall-able files, some extra space may be taken up, but I prefer to have the option to uninstall updates than save a few MBs of If you delete it Windows restore and possibly the recovery partition that rely on what is in there, will not properly work. Adobe, Touchpad), some I recognise but don't use (Msworks, NAV05 - that's Symantec isn't it), others I can only guess at (SP29294, RECNO) A lot of these subfolders have subfolders which That's what HP is hoping for.

Solved: SWSETUP folder Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Lowtechie, Jan 5, 2007. But ... It is also the location that any HP installers you download will extract to before executing.It's perfectly Ok to remove this folder, but you might consider first copying it to external Read more.

It may want one of the system CDs (if there are more than one), when and if you want to reinstall ONE program you used to have out of the preinstalled As was posted, usually you can simply uninstall what you do not like, say Norton apps, or MS Works, after you have done a total Recovery back to factory specs. Windows updates do not take up much space at all. Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Highlight Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content ‎02-18-2010 06:15 AM I would really like to delete selected System Restore

Some of them run without the CDs, and some work from both, with the start from Programs> HP> HP Appplication Recover> whatever program/ You are then prompted to put in one whoopee. The SWSETUP folder may just be one way to reinstall an INDIVIDUAL program, because some Recovery CDs do not work to install JUST ONE driver, or software...