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winsxs BLOATED to over 12 GB

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#1 DocFred


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

I have an Acer Aspire 3050. With 70 gb Hard drive. running Windows Vista. (I know, I know.... Vista and 70 GB but it is for work and attached to a industry specific scanner and I am not able to update at this time.)

My winsxs folder is currently above 12 GB in size.
Both SP1 and SP2 have been installed. Apparently when SP2 installed it removed the vsp1cln.exe file.

VSP2 fix - compcln.exe has been ran but did not change the size of the folder.

A try to reinstall sp1 shows that it has been installed already - so is unable to reinstall.

There is a tree size report of my Windows folder attached.
Attached File  TreeSize Free Report, (C__Windows_ on ACER).pdf   103.17KB   5 downloads

I have uninstalled all the programs I don't use,

Any helpful hints to help this folder return to a "Normal and Healthy" size?

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#2 dc3


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

The obvious solution would be to either add an external hdd, use the original for the operating system and store all of your other files on the external, or replace the original with a more appropriate sized hdd.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:41 AM

FWIW: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winservergen/thread/174f3f40-41fd-47f1-8fd8-3f11a642c96c/


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