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If not, did you use the tool to MAKE your one allowed copy of the system software, containing preinstalled programs AND Windows XP???? make-use-of-logo logo-background menu search search-start close email bookmark facebook google twitter pinterest stumbleupon whatsapp amazon youtube youtube label-rectangle triangle-long down PC & Mobile Windows Mac Linux Android iPhone and iPad Internet 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 The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down.

kenbok51 replied Mar 7, 2017 at 6:32 PM Problem with changing... The folder name "SWSETUP" sort of indicates that it's only used when setting up the software, and then never needed unless I want to change the setup. View solution in context Reply 0 0 JAZZER Teacher Posts: 127 Member Since: ‎12-21-2008 Message 2 of 9 (107,785 Views) Report Inappropriate Content Re: can I delete c:\swsetup ? And, I CANNOT put the Recovery disks in and install one program, they just start XP Setup. http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/delete-files-swsetup-folder-removing-cyberlinkdvd9/

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: You can burn the contents to DVD and delete it, but the mentioned functions may not work properly.To answer your question, no it's not necessary to run W7 and you can Reply 1 1 Clutch Tutor Posts: 19 Member Since: ‎01-01-2011 Message 3 of 4 (13,569 Views) Report Inappropriate Content Re: SwSetup - What is it for Options Mark as New Bookmark Solved: SWSETUP folder Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Lowtechie, Jan 5, 2007.

there's no guarantee they'll have ... Byteman, Jan 5, 2007 #2 Lowtechie Thread Starter Joined: Jan 5, 2007 Messages: 54 Hi Bytaman -many thanx - that certainly figures, as the date modified on the whole kit is Some programs, like Java, that have frequent updates, leave the OLD version installed, but they can be UNinstalled safely, you just have to know whether that is correct to do (Post It would make sense that if there is NOT a backup partition, then they use ordinary hard disk space to store the software installers, or partial installs, and the rest is

or Is there one I can download? 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. Most advanced users create a backup image of the freshly installed, updated, tweaked and tuned hard drive using something like Acronis True Image, or Ghost. Advertisement Recent Posts Firefox 32-bit ?

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). 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 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 ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: http://0.0.0.9/ Connection to 0.0.0.9 failed.

Some of the things in Add/Remove programs as you know, are hardware drivers or software that runs devices. I think it is time to close this thread- please reply here if you want to end this one. Showing results for  Search instead for  Do you mean  or Post new question Post new question Question Reply Topic Options Subscribe Mark Topic as New Mark Topic as Read Float this so waht happens if zip gets zapped?) just so that if I have to start from scratch I can restore from them (there was no suggestion in the set up manuals

I would like to delete SWSetup folder from C:drive which is nearly 4gb.SWSetup folder contains many folders named as sp5648 etc..My question is will the deletion of SWSetup folder affect any As long as you have this info on CD or other media, go ahead and delete the folder. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

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. 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 Windows updates do not take up much space at all. Use the Search line at the HP site to find better info> type in something like "Uninstalling preinstalled programs", experiment with different search terms, but be sure you are looking at

At least my HP ze5470 Laptop came with the recovery CDs. Is this folder necessary for the functioning of Win7, or can it be deleted or pruned down? 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

Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Highlight Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content ‎02-18-2010 06:13 AM I MOVED the entire folder to an attached drive.Seems

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 If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. 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 Most HP Laptops ship the recovery CDs ...

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 ? Please try the request again. If so, can I delete it safely? 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

Read more Register · Log In HP Support Forum Home > Notebooks > OS/Recovery > can I delete c:\swsetup ? The correct ones. It has lots of subfolders, some with names I recognise as software I use (e.g. How can I get this folder back?

Meaning....if you have not made your ONE allowed DVD or CD set to reinstall with, if you delete that folder or the Recovery Partition, you cannot reinstall from scratch. 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. Search the Community Entire ForumThis CategoryThis BoardUsers turn on suggested results Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting 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

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 I have a humungous (2GB+) folder C:\SWSETUP, which, if nothing else takes ages to scan with AVG. That's what HP is hoping for. You can't change it.

Reply 2 2 CherylG Provost Posts: 33,517 Member Since: ‎11-12-2008 Message 3 of 9 (107,771 Views) Report Inappropriate Content Re: can I delete c:\swsetup ? Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. 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 I infer (grateful if you could confirm) that 1) Most of it will also be on the software set-up CDs that came with the machine.

You can also build your own computer from scratch and purchase a Windows license and licenses for all the other apps you want. Before I zap the c**p, should I park it onto a CDrom, and would that provide sufficient safety against me fouling up and deleting something essential? Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. Lowtechie, Jan 6, 2007 #6 DoubleHelix Banned Joined: Dec 9, 2004 Messages: 24,388 The answer to your question is that the SWSETUP folder contains drivers for your hardware.

Lowtechie, Jan 8, 2007 #9 Lowtechie Thread Starter Joined: Jan 5, 2007 Messages: 54 Underpowered and outdated laptop replaced with newer model. You could switch to Linux if you want to avoid the headache.