How To: Use Service Pack Cleanup Tool In Windows Vista
Windows Vista SP2 includes a Service Pack Cleanup Tool(compcln.exe) which can be used to clean the the space taken on your Hard Disk by old Windows Vista RTM and SP1 backup files and components after installation of new Windows Vista Service Pack 2.The new Service Pack Cleanup Tool(compcln.exe) is a successor for Windows Vista SP1 cleanup tool, Vsp1cln.exe, can easily remove all the system files (RTM & SP1) inherited from the older versions but replaced by Vista SP2.The Service Pack Clean up tool can also be run offline while creating slipstream images to reduce the size of the image.This will permanently delete old versions of files Windows Vista SP2 is updating, helping you reduce clutter and get rid of outdated system files that would otherwise just take up space
Using this Compeln.exe tool in Windows Vista is pretty simple:
- Click on Windows Vista Start>All Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt or click Start>Run and type cmd to open Command Prompt Windows
- Execute the command “Compcln.exe”. The path is “c:\Windows\System32 \compcln.exe”.
- Users will be prompted a question whether to keep Vista SP2 permanently in the system.
- Once users type “Y” and press enter, the system will start performing the windows components clean.