WinSxS

Posted: 10-15-2008, 12:31 AM

its taken up 12 gigs on my harddrive, how do i safely remove it withou
hurting the system or make it smaller

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Re: WinSxS
Posted: 10-15-2008, 02:30 AM

Fuzz-666;861176 Wrote:
> its taken up 12 gigs on my harddrive, how do i safely remove it withou
> hurting the system or make it smaller
Hi Fuzz

I quote Microsoft
All of the components in the operating system are found in the WinSx
folder – Each component has a unique name that includes the version
language, and processor architecture that it was built for. The WinSx
folder is the only location that the component is found on the system
all other instances of the files that you see on the system ar
“projected” by 'hard linking' from the component store. --- Let m
repeat that last point –- there is only one instance (or copy) of each
file in the OS and that instance is located in the WinSxS folder. S
looked at from that perspective, the WinSxS folder is really the entir
whole Windows OS in one location

Vista/XP can store old DLLs and other OS library components in th
WinSxS (Windows Side by Side) folder. If an application relies on an ol
DLL but a newer version is part of the operating system, Vista/XP wil
spot this and divert DLL calls as appropriate to the old version whil
leaving the new version in place for other software

Changing or deleteing files in this location is I must personally sa
pure stupidity! ...WinSXS contains every dll and system file fro
Windows 95 to Windows 2008 Server, This is done so every application ca
be used on every new version of Windows...*So, if you have lot o
application installed, that folder may be large.*

If you where to delete, rename or modify files in the WinSXS folder
can 100% guanantee, your system will become unstable or unusable :eek

A 500GB Harddrive is only $100 these days, the size of the WinSX
folder is actually very miniture considering its only going to use 12G
;

Checkout this Post from the Windows Core Team ;
'Ask the Core Team : What is the WINSXS directory in Windows 2008 an
Windows Vista and why is it so large?
(http://blogs.technet.com/askcore/arc...-so-large.aspx

Steve

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Re: WinSxS
Posted: 10-15-2008, 02:40 AM
You DON'T it is a vital part of Vista.

Best to just leave Vista alone. For most inexperienced folks, and your
question clearly labels you that, there is no simple way to determine what
is needed and what is not. The SXS folder is where all the system and
program drivers are located.

It would be easier to move your documents to a second disk drive to get
room. Disks are awfully cheap these days. You can get 500 GB for about $80,
and forget about running out of space.

Good luck.
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Posted: 10-15-2008, 02:43 AM
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>its taken up 12 gigs on my harddrive, how do i safely remove it without
>hurting the system or make it smaller.
http://www.winvistaclub.com/f16.html

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Re: WinSxS
Posted: 10-15-2008, 02:48 AM

i had no plans on changing it unless it was a safe fix, 12gigs i
massive but if theres no way to safely make it smaller or change it i
anyway it looks like it gets to keep the space, thank you for your inpu
a google check kept saying DDL or DLL hell fix but i wasnt sure if i
could be made smaller

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Re: WinSxS
Posted: 10-19-2008, 04:18 PM
Yeah man, I need help deleting this darn C:\WINDOWS folder. It's taking up a
TON of space, and I can't afford a hard drive made after 2001.


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Re: WinSxS
Posted: 10-19-2008, 04:30 PM

There's no way to really reduce its size safely; best to leave it alone

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Re: WinSxS
Posted: 10-21-2008, 04:13 PM

Xenomorph;865639 Wrote:
> Yeah man, I need help deleting this darn C:\WINDOWS folder. It's taking
> up a
> TON of space, and I can't afford a hard drive made after 2001.
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no need to be rude about it you little prick, im not asking to remove
the OS im asking how to remove or make a smaller size file of one thing.
Worthless Trolls you fail!


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