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Windows Update (2003) wants 75% of my partition for backup files?

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Old 06-10-2008
dtrusty@my-deja.com
 

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Windows Update (2003) wants 75% of my partition for backup files?
Hi,

I'm trying to do a Windows Update on a Windows 2003 server. It says
it wants 3G
of space for 'archiving backup files'. The partition is only 4G!!!

Is there any way I can tell it that I don't want to archive backup
files?

Thanks,

David
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Old 06-10-2008
Harry Johnston [MVP]
 

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Re: Windows Update (2003) wants 75% of my partition for backup files?
dtrusty@my-deja.com wrote:

> I'm trying to do a Windows Update on a Windows 2003 server. It says
> it wants 3G
> of space for 'archiving backup files'. The partition is only 4G!!!


I think the bottom line here is that 4GB is not enough space for Windows 2003.

Is Windows Update trying to install a service pack?

Harry.
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Old 06-10-2008
dtrusty@my-deja.com
 

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Re: Windows Update (2003) wants 75% of my partition for backup files?
On Jun 9, 11:17 pm, "Harry Johnston [MVP]" <ha...@scms.waikato.ac.nz>
wrote:
> dtru...@my-deja.com wrote:
> > I'm trying to do a Windows Update on a Windows 2003 server. It says
> > it wants 3G
> > of space for 'archiving backup files'. The partition is only 4G!!!

>
> I think the bottom line here is that 4GB is not enough space for Windows 2003.
>
> Is Windows Update trying to install a service pack?
>
> Harry.


Yes, it wants to install SP2.
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Old 06-10-2008
Eddie Bowers [MSFT]
 

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RE: Windows Update (2003) wants 75% of my partition for backup files?
Dude, I have 4 gig haning off my keychain

And for the serious answer:
You will need to download the full install and use the /n switch to not
create the backup folder.
Download from:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...610-c232-4644-
b828-c55eec605d55&DisplayLang=en
I think that should work around this for you.

Eddie Bowers
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Microsoft Corporation

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