Disk Cleanup?

  1. Posts : 255
    Windows 7 x64 Pro

    Disk Cleanup?

    Using WinDirStat (a great program!), I found that the folder C:\Windows\winsxs has 122,000 items and is using 18GB of space. It seems that this should be cleaned up. So I ran Disk Cleanup, but the option ‘Windows Update Cleanup’ was not shown. What can I do to clean this up?
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  2. Posts : 70,911
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    Hello mate,

    You can use an option below to help clean up the Component Store (WinSxS folder) in Windows 7.

    Clean Up Component Store (WinSxS folder) in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 255
    Windows 7 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. Was a tad challenged...

    • Option 1: Task Scheduler Library\Microsoft\Windows\Servicing does not exist in my Task Scheduler
    • Option 2,3: When I ran dsim, I got: Error: 87; The startcomponentcleanup option is not recognized in this context.
    • Option 4: Worked, but didn't do much. No there are 93k items using 16 GB of space...
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  4. Posts : 70,911
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    Doesn't look like it's going to clean up much for you.

    You can check the items below to see if you may be able to free up some more space.

    Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover
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