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Windows 7: WINSXS folder is too large

21 Dec 2017   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64


The biggest problems people have with ssd's is they get to small of ssd.


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21 Dec 2017   #12

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu


Don't forget there's a built in method to move you documents folder, and othe personal folders, to another drive. And still have programs that insist on saving to there work. Right click, properties then Location Tab allows you to see the location of the user data folder and change to one of your choice
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13 Jan 2018   #13

Windows 7 Professional

Thanks again everybody. Today I installed a 1 TB internal hard drive. All seems good so far, but I still keep getting the pop-up bubble "Low Disk Space" every couple of minutes, since my 30 GB C:drive is still close to full. Is there any way to get rid of that pop up (it's kind of annoying having to click off on it every few minutes) and if not, is it safe to move large folders (such as WINSXS) from my C:drive to my new G;drive?
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13 Jan 2018   #14

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Your system specs are a bit limited and you should expand eg. what model Dell etc.
One of the "cheapest" solutions to your problem is to buy a Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD. Cost ~$100.
You can clone the whole partitions of your existing SSD to a new one. Alternatively (& my preference) would be to create system images of your existing SSD partions to an external HDD or even your new internal HDD. Macrium Reflect free is a well regarded and popular imaging program.
Before you restore to a new SSD you should disconnect the old SSD. If you have issues you still have the old SSD in working order. The other thing you should create a working Macrium rescue DVD/USB flash drive (my preference) and make sure you can boot to it. I would select the pe 5 option as it supports USB 3.
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14 Jan 2018   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

It's been posted before. You need a bigger "C" partition for Windows 7; plain and simple.
It will solve many problems.

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