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Error message when you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 3: "You do not have enough free disk space on %SystemDrive% to install Service Pack 3"
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When you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), you receive the following error message:
When you examine the Windows update log file, you may see an entry that contains the following error code:
Service Pack 3 Setup Error
You do not have enough free disk space on %SystemDrive% to install Service Pack 3.
When you examine the service pack log file, you may see an entry that contains the following status message:
This issue occurs if the free space on the drive where Windows is installed is insufficient for installation of the service pack.
To resolve this issue, free some disk space by deleting unnecessary files. The minimum disk space that you must free is specified in the error message. You can use the Disk Cleanup tool to help free space on the hard disk by searching the disk for files that you can safely delete. You can then decide to delete some of or all the specified files.
Use one of the following methods to start the Disk Cleanup tool:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310312/ )Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP