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Files and Folders Are Added to Your System After Service Pack Is Installed
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This article discusses the files and folders added to your computer after you install Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
When you install Windows 2000 Service Pack (SP) onto your computer, it may create a folder with SP-updated files, which can be used if additional functionality is added to a server and/or a workstation. The new folder is used by the SetUpAPI call when additional functionality is added to an installation that already exists.
You can install Windows 2000 SP using either the Web to download the Spexpress.exe program or the network to install the Spnetwork.exe program. After this installation, a folder called ServicePackFiles is created in the %Systemroot% directory. This directory contains about 160 megabyte (MB) of data.
If the directory is deleted and additional components (such as DNS, WINS, or Terminal Services) are added to it, your computer system can prompt you for the files. You have the option to browse to a location where the files are available.
To set up this new location permanently, edit the registry by performing the following steps:
If the files contained in the %Systemroot%\ServicePackFiles directory are deleted, they can be re-created by reinstalling the Service Pack.
Article ID: 271484 - Last Review: October 26, 2007 - Revision: 4.6