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In Vista What is actually stored in FileRepository?

Was curiuous about what is exactly stored in FileRepository? it seems to take a lot of space inside the windows folder. i am using Vista home basic and the size of this folder is about 1GB, the exact path would be: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository

i would not say that the system is slow, however i have a hang of working on networked enviorment with XP and it is definately faster. my system config would be:
Proc: AMD Turion 64X2 1.90GHz
RAM: 1 GB
HDD 160GB

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  • charlie9 Jun 02, 2008

    yes, thanx a ton, i know it is for collection of drivers..!!! (the location and its name suggests the same), however wanted to know is it the temp location for drivers setuo or the actual location? what would be the result if I Delete the folder as it is taking so much of HDD space. ONLY curious about details specs..

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If your system is slow, then use disk cleanup and defrag very often. The file repository is a collection of drivers for many different devices and programs.

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    Rory Biggs Jun 02, 2008

    It is both used and nonused drivers and yes it is the actual file location. Unless U are exceeding 60% of the total hdd space with everything U have on it, the system speed is not effected.

    I recommend a second 250Gb hdd for data and keep only the os on the 160 GB. Also double the ram, it plays a bigger part in the system speed. Keep an eye on the configuration file (msconfig) startup programs, keep it to a minium. Office, itunes, qttask, etc., for instance will have itself loaded on startup when it is not needed. Good practice to disable everything in startup, reboot and then go back and have startup for only what U need.

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