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Windows 7: Winsxs on a rampage.. Solutions?

13 Aug 2015   #11
radzer0

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
Actually there is, or was, reason...DuckDuckGo (or Google) is your friend.

To unlock, see this link:

Can I delete the file C:\Windows\winsxs\ManifestCache - Microsoft Community

Your best solution is a full wipe and fresh reinstall of Windows, applications and drivers.

Regards,
GEWB
It helped the issue but after letting the laptop idle for about 30 minutes it already ate up all the gained free space again. Wish someone would have some info on what its doing here. The computer wasn't even online and I did a chkdsk /r prior to this and it found no issues.


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13 Aug 2015   #12
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Process Monitor might show you what app is writing to winsxs.

Filter on Path > Contains > winsxs
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14 Aug 2015   #13
radzer0

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Process Monitor might show you what app is writing to winsxs.

Filter on Path > Contains > winsxs


So its HP quicklaunch. No clue what to do to clear it up tho. Atleast I know what program went crazy. Thanks for the above info.
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14 Aug 2015   #14
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You could ask HP about it. HP caused the problem. HP should solve the problem.

Or

Back up your data. Format the drive. Install W7. Avoid HP bloatware.
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