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how to clean up the winsxs folder (read if you want to clean it)

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here is a handy little command to clean the winsxs folder biggrin.gif

DISM /online /Cleanup-Image /SpSuperseded

just run that in cmd and wait for it to complete tongue.gif (i used admin cmd i.e.c:/windows/system32> ) dropped mine from 11.1GB to 6.93gb as i have a 40GB SSD thats seriously helpful biggrin.gif
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That works when you upgrade from vanilla windows 7 to service pack 1, not when your install media already has Sp1.
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yes it is for cleaning up service pack files after sp1 install i did forget to add that part but im sure many people will still find this bit of information very helpful tongue.gif
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yeah did not work for me.
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worked here gained a little over 3 gigs.
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only works if you have installed sp1 but either way its worth a shot tongue.gif

@burksdb glad to here it biggrin.gif winsxs has been annoying me for awhile so anything to shrink it is worth sharing in my book tongue.gif
Edited by Think_alien - 5/18/12 at 5:37pm
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Thank you SO much for this code. My 50GB SSD was FULL. And with this and uninstalling M$ crapware, (ie, windows media player, etc) I now have 10gb wiggle room.
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tried it on my netbook, went from 26.6 gigs used to 26.8 used.
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@NoUrImmature. your welcome

@blupupher, thats pretty weird ive never seen it go up id suggest running the disk cleaner and all just to make sure you have your space freed up, other than that cant really say what happened there.
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