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Windows 7: average size of winsxs windows 7 64-bit

26 Dec 2017   #11


Under Win 10 there is a way to read actual folder size, corrected for symbolic links and when I did so on my system, the difference was less than 200MB on 6 GB folder (it was just updated with fall release, so it's like fresh install, I'm sure it will grow much bigger over time), so difference between reported and actual folder size may not be as big. And most of those files are totally useless: for example do I really need a 1394 AMD driver on Intel computer that does not have firewire at all?
One way to avoid all this is to use portable versions of apps whenever available: no installation so very little garbage left behind. Most popular apps like CC cleaner, Libre office etc have portable versions.

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