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Can I delete the System32 and winsxs folders from Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the /winsxs folder grow so large, and can it be made smaller? I want to free some space from C drive... when I checked which folder holding more from Tree size ...
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Cleaning winsxs - doesn't work [duplicate]

I've tried the cmd command and Windows cleaner with elevated privileges, neither has cleaned winsxs folder. It says that the task has been completed in the CMD, but winsxs is still 14gb. I'm using ...
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Why does my Windows folder use 75 GB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the /winsxs folder grow so large, and can it be made smaller? How can I visualize the file system usage on Windows? My dad has asked me to have a look at his ...
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16GB winsxs folder on windows vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the /winsxs folder grow so large, and can it be made smaller? I know there are lots of posts about the winsxs folder, but I have yet to find any useful ...
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How can I reduce the size of the Winsxs folder without damaging anything? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the /winsxs folder grow so large, and can it be made smaller? This folder has grown to over 12GB and continues growing in size. Is there any way to clean it up ...
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vista winsxs folder eats disk space [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the /winsxs folder grow so large, and can it be made smaller? My machine has been running Vista Ultimate 64-Bit for about two years now. ServicePacks SP1 and ...
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windows folder size more than 30 GB [duplicate]

I am using windows 7 with 8GB RAM for last 8 months, C drive of 75 GB currently out of space, 8GB Page file (on auto manage) and 8GB hibernate file, i checked windows folder is of more than 30 GB. is ...
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can't remove windows 7 update files [duplicate]

I'm trying to free-up space on my windows 7 OS drive. I've install all windows updates to-date and the Windows folder has almost doubled in size. I've read some articles on how to remove unneeded ...
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Batch file to compress WinSxS files that haven't been used in a while [duplicate]

I plan to compress unused files in the WinSxS directory because the directory is too big. To do so I enabled tracking of last file access time (fsutil behavior set disablelastaccess 0). I'll use the ...
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Can I reclaim the space the “winsxs” folder takes in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the /winsxs folder grow so large, and can it be made smaller? I am looking for any new / updated information on winsxs for Windows 7, no Service Pack installed. ...
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Windows/Installer and Windows/winsxs using up 25% of my 60gb SSD [duplicate]

I'm wondering if anyone knows a safe way to clean these two folders or even clean the Windows folder so that I can get some space back as it's eating 25% of my SSD, the entire windows folder is taking ...
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Cleanmgr.exe does not show option to clean installed service packs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the /winsxs folder grow so large, and can it be made smaller? I copied Cleanmgr.exe and Cleanmgr.exe.mui as it was suggested here, but when I run it it shows 4 ...
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Cleanmgr won't run - how to empty winsxs [duplicate]

Many posts on the web re:cleanmgr say it requires Desktop Experience, and some that just say copy the two cleanmgr files to System32 (two destinations). cd ...
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Why is the 64-bit version of Windows bigger than the 32-bit version?

The difference in size for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO images, between the 64 bit and the 32 versions is 800 Mb or a difference of 24%. I've never seen a difference so large. Why is there ...
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My C drive is 20GB large and almost full, how do I regain space?

I have Windows 7 Ultimate installed on my PC. The C drive has a capacity of 20 GB and I have only a few applications installed. Still, the drive shows as being almost full up to its capacity and keeps ...

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