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Windows 7: Winsxs on a rampage.. Solutions?

13 Aug 2015   #1
radzer0

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Winsxs on a rampage.. Solutions?

Got a PC in that has very little in terms of programs,documents, etc etc. Just a couple of programs that cant be reloaded at this time.

177GB in the winsxs folder and it filled up all of a sudden till 0 free space. Programs files isnt even 4gb as it doesnt have much in it.

Anybody got any ideas on this? No reason for windows to require that much stuff in storage.


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13 Aug 2015   #2
radzer0

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I also see lots of posts that are saying the system doesnt know how to process it. How do I get the space back because it is marking it as used?
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13 Aug 2015   #3
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

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
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13 Aug 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would recommend leaving winsxs alone.
You can get into deep do do in a hurry messing with winsxs.
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13 Aug 2015   #5
radzer0

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I would recommend leaving winsxs alone.
You can get into deep do do in a hurry messing with winsxs.
Well I managed to get 5gb cleared from other locations. 10 minutes later it's gone. Winsxs grabbed it up too. So it's not like I'm just freeing space. It's grabbing every bit of free space from me.
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13 Aug 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If we knew what kind of system we were working with it would help.

This tutorial by Brink will help you fill in your specs.
Also include what security programs and Power supply in your system specs.

System Info - See Your System Specs
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13 Aug 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You can use this tutorial.

Windows Updates - Remove Outdated Updates in Windows 7

Beware that some lately have developed problems using this tutorial because of all the B/S from Windows 10 updates.That is another reason to leave winsxs alone.
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13 Aug 2015   #8
radzer0

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Not by it but it's a laptop I'm working on. Hp g62 celeron with 7hp sp1. Don't know what else would be of benefit to solve this issue. It does have kaspersky.
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13 Aug 2015   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Your computer and your problem.
You can do as you please.

Have a nice day.
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13 Aug 2015   #10
radzer0

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Your computer and your problem.
You can do as you please.

Have a nice day.
All you had to say was that you didn't have an answer. There is 0 updates to remove from it. Its all of the other stuff that all of a sudden shot up and used up 150gb free within a day.
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