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Windows 7: Winsxs Folder

17 Jun 2016   #11

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1

Thanks callender I'll look at that. I did back up the VM and created a snapshot before starting this. David I can increase the size but I'd rather decrease it and save room. 30 gb used with almost nothing on it is ridiculous.

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16 Mar 2017   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Just a follow up to say that I cleared a further 7.5 Gb from WINSXS using Dism++


Use checkboxes to select what you want to scan and then run a scan. When the scan finishes highlight each item in the middle pane and then for each item inspect details in the right pane. Don't clean anything unless you are sure.

Regarding WINXS - it's best to have a system image backup. In any case it would be a good idea to inspect the list and try to backup those files to an external drive. Personally I just rely on system image backup.

If you remove the detected files it will leave you unable to uninstall some updates so you need to make sure that you have no buggy or unwanted updates installed.
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16 Mar 2017   #13

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Callendar,
interesting piece of software.

MS built-in diskcleaner does remove some of the older stuff.
I just use the 1 click event cleaner listed in the tutorials section.

But beware in the latest CBS logs ive been going thru on my system MS have been uninstalling KB's in it
NOT seen that before.

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14 May 2019   #14

Win 7 Ult 64-bit

I have a 20GB winsys, maybe an inflated total, but it's still big enough to slow down malware scans and file searches, isn't it?
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