Thread: Solved Moving the winsxs folder
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06 Nov 2011  

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Stubborn little myth, that "WinSxS is almost all hardlinks" isn't. Most of it is actual files, and these files are actual copies of real, live system/app files.

If they weren't, then how would one ever be able to reinstall deleted files?
Where would sfc /scannow get missing/corrupted files from in order to replace them if not from winsxs?
And how would anyone be able to upgrade their Windows edition in-place without, say, a huge download?
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