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can the driver folder removed after installation in dell

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    windows 8 pro 64-bits

    can the driver folder removed after installation in dell


    hi friends ,,,,I have installed windows 8 in my dell laptop, then I installed the drivers after the extraction. then I found that a folder of name dell is created ,inside that folder a new folder 'driver' is created when I found that all drivers extracted folder which were just been nstalled successfully. now my question is ..can I remove those folder cause they have been already installed? help

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    San Jose - California
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    You sure can. They are just sitting there taking up space.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 08 Jan 2013 at 20:41.
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    windows 8 pro 64-bits


    thanks for the quick response. but mate did u understand what I mean to say? wont they effect the driver performance of the laptop?they are in c drive and saome people say that c drive contains the system files and cant be deleted or removed? so please make me clear . I have attached the pic of that folderClick image for larger version
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    You sure can. They are just sitting there taking space.
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    The drivers don't run from there. You could re-install the drivers from those folders, if you needed to, but they are not necessary. The installed copies are somewhere in C:\windows.
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    San Jose - California
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    The drivers are mostly installed in C:\windows\system32. The folders shown under C:\dell... are just the extracted copy of the .exe downloaded from dell and used to install the drivers, they are not being used by Windows.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 08 Jan 2013 at 23:10.
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  6. #6


    South Coast NSW, Australia
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    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Yes, you can safely delete this. The drivers unpack here, and then install. This is not actually the drivers themselves.

    Wenda.
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