Incorrect Space Requirements Listed in Readmesp.htm File

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SYMPTOMS
The Readmesp.htm file that is included with Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 (SP1) contains a documentation error. The space requirements that are listed in the Readmesp.htm file are incorrect.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
To work around this problem, note that the working space for Windows 2000 Professional, Server and Advanced Server (for both CD-ROM and Windows 2000 Service Pack Web site-based installations) should be increased by 10 megabytes (MB). For example, when you install Windows 2000 SP1 from the Windows 2000 Service Pack Web site to your Windows 2000 Professional-based computer, the working space requirements are 190 MB instead of the documented amount of 180 MB.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
MORE INFORMATION
The following incorrect space requirements are from the Readmesp.htm file that is included with Windows 2000 CD-ROM:

Windows 2000 Professional

Space Use         Space Required if installing    Space Required if                  from the Service Pack CD        Installing from the                                                   Windows 2000 Service Pack                                                  Web Site---------------------------------------------------------------------------Service Pack      10 MB                           10 MB (for the Serviceonly:                                             Pack)                                                  130 MB (for the files                                                  normally stored on the                                                  Service Pack CD)---------------------------------------------------------------------------Subtotal:         10 MB                           140 MB---------------------------------------------------------------------------Working space:    30 MB                           180 MBThis space is used during installation only and does not contribute tooverall space requirement for your computer.---------------------------------------------------------------------------Uninstallation    205 MB                          205 MBfiles*:---------------------------------------------------------------------------Total:            215 MB                          345 MB---------------------------------------------------------------------------				

Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server

Space Use         Space Required if installing    Space Required if                  from the Service Pack CD        Installing from the                                                   Windows 2000 Service Pack                                                  Web Site---------------------------------------------------------------------------Service Pack      30 MB                           30 MB (for the Serviceonly:                                             Pack)                                                  145 MB (for the files                                                  normally stored on the                                                  Service Pack CD)---------------------------------------------------------------------------Subtotal:         30 MB                           175 MB---------------------------------------------------------------------------Working space:    60 MB                           240 MBThis space is used during installation only and does not contribute tooverall space requirement for your computer.---------------------------------------------------------------------------Uninstallation    240 MB                          260 MBfiles*:---------------------------------------------------------------------------Total:            290 MB                          435 MB---------------------------------------------------------------------------				
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 is available from the following Microsoft Web site:
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