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Error message when you try to install Windows XP SP3: "You do not have enough free disk space on %SystemDrive% to archive the uninstall files"
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When you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), you may receive the following error message:
Additionally, the following error may be logged in the service pack installation log:
Service Pack 3 Setup Error
You do not have enough free disk space on %SystemDrive% to archive the uninstall files.
Note This installation log typically resides in the following location:
8007F02B – STATUS_NOT_ENOUGH_WITH_UNINST
This problem may occur if the free disk space that is available on the computer is insufficient to archive the uninstall files. (The uninstall files are also known as the backup files).
To resolve this problem, free some disk space by deleting files that you do not require. The additional free disk space that you must have to archive the uninstall files is specified in the error message.
The Disk Cleanup tool helps you free space on your hard disk by searching the disk for files that you can safely delete. You can select for deletion some of or all the files on the list.
To start the Disk Cleanup tool, use one of the following methods:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310312/ )Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP
For help with common system maintenance tasks in Windows Vista, visit the following Microsoft Web page:
Fix problems with common system maintenance tasks
Article ID: 949375 - Last Review: October 29, 2009 - Revision: 3.0