How Do I Identify Items That Can Be Deleted From Winsxs? RRS feed

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  • I used a number of virtual machines to isolate work done for different clients.  Since I move them between a desktop and a laptop I need to keep them as small as possible.  One of them has a 20GB VHD of which Winsxs now occupies over 10GB (11+GB per explorer includes 1GB of hard links).  It is out of space.

    I have tried using DISM but it only got back around 300MB.  I am willing to manually delete files from Winsxs.  I know that some of them are absolutely required but many of them are only nice to have.  Is there anyway to identify the files that can be deleted with the least risk to the system's stability?


    Saturday, March 24, 2012 3:37 AM


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