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Windows 7: How to reduce the size of WINSXS?

01 Jan 2012   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Birk, your 50% number is highly inflated. For some SSDs it is an advantage to leave 20% freesoace to help garbage collection. But that is a "nice to have" and not an absolute neccessity


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02 Jan 2012   #12
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

To check the actual disk usage I find a Linux live CD is as good as anything, (always a good idea to have one in your tool kit anyway), I have a USB stick I keep handy, and this has saved me, (more precisely, clients), on more than one occasion
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