I have had my windows 7 64-bit installation for a while now, and I have a problem, that is the winsxs folder is taking up alot of space in my system partition
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I tried to solve the problem (some time ago) by deleting the folder but I was afraid of messing my system, so I cut the folder to some other directory and restarted.
Got a BSOD when windows loaded
Fortuantely, I was able to boot into a live linux distro through USB and return the folder to its place. My Windows was up and running again
Now I googled a bit to find that Microsoft issued an update that adds "Windows UPdates cleanup" to the "disk cleanup" tool.
Tried to install that x64 update. It told me that I already had it installed. (cuz i'm regularly using Windows updates ).
But still, I wasn't getting "Windows Updates cleanup" in the "disk cleanup" tool
I tried something today.. I check for updates in "Windows Update", and I found a bunch of em, so I downloaded and installed them all. After I restarted the PC, I started "disk cleanup" tool on the C:/ drive. I was surprised to find "Windows Updates Cleanup" in the list It was about 260 MB (I think it is for the bunch of the updates before the restart).
Now I'm confused and don't know what to do to regain some space taken by the "winsxs folder".