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How to reduce the size of the Winsxs folder in Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 64bit

How to reduce the size of the Winsxs folder

If your “C” drive is filling up, there is now a way to reduce the size of the pesky Winsxs (win side by side) Folder in the Windows directory. Microsoft has finally come out with a tool that will reduce the size of this folder by putting a “Windows Update” line in the disk cleanup tool.

To reclaim additional disk space on your system, follow these steps:

1.Click Start, and then in the Search Programs and Files text box, type Disk cleanup.
2.Click the Disk Cleanup icon, and run the Disk Cleanup tool to determine what files you can delete, based on your configuration.
Additional ways to conserve space on the system volume include the following:

•Move the paging file to another volume on the system.
•Disable hibernation on the system.
•Disable system restore points on client installations.
•Clean out all temporary directories and folders by using the Disk Cleanup Wizard (cleanmgr.exe).
•Uninstall unused applications or utilities from the installation.