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How can I change the permissions on WinSxS?

I am trying to follow these instructions to move WinSxS on Windows 8. Yes I know what WinSxS is. Yes I am aware of the issues. Yes I really need to move it. I did a dry run of these instructions to ...
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Windows 2008 R2 winsxs folder cleanup

I have a Windows 2008 R2 x64 server. Desktop experience is enabled. I've applied the KB2852386 from Microsoft that adds the Windows Update Cleanup to the diskcleanup tool. When I first ran it, it ...
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Winsxs and Installer in C drive

For the first time ever, I feel like I'm on a Linux computer even though I'm on Windows. I say this, because usually Windows has it's stuff together, especially for something like what is going on ...
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windows 7 disk cleanup won't delete my windows update (winsxs) files

I have tried multiple times running disk cleanup and CLEANMGR and I have right-clicked to run as administrator. My files are never deleted although it claims it will delete 3.6GB. My winsxs folder ...
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How do I get my winsxs folder to be smaller on windows 7, above and beyond all of the standard disk clean up? [duplicate]

I'm running my computer on a small 100GB SSD. I noticed that there was 22GB left on it, and I started to investigate. The biggest culprit on my machine was a 32GB WinSxS folder. I was flabbergasted. ...
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deleteing OLD files in winsxs

Got a new laptop and did the windows transfer process to move the old laptop files to the new one. Seems along the way it also transferred a bunch of files in the winsxs folder. I know this because ...
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Find real size of Windows/winsxs folder in Cygwin

I'm running Cygwin with the default installation. I'm a complete noobie to Linux & Cygwin. I just figured out how to find all hardlinked files in my c:\windows\winsxs folder. (Navigate to ...
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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 my Windows 8.1 WinSXS folder taking up so much space? [closed]

I bought a TOSHIBA laptop yesterday with Windows 8.1. I used it for 2 days and Windows folder is using 21 GB more. I tried deleting a bunch of apps from WindowsApps folder and even removed win8 ...
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Windows 7 Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool fails when trying to clean C:\windows\winsxs

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition and I am tyring to run the Windows 7 Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool, DISM.exe, have to try and clean/reclaim some space from ...
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Windows 7 SP1 on VMware, fresh installation, same winsxs size after updates?

The size of my Windows 7 SP1 instance on VMware is getting huge, and a considerable part of it is the winsxs directory. If I create a fresh Windows 7 SP1 instance, and allow Windows to install the ...
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Disappearing space on HDD with Windows 7

i'm trying to help my friend with her computer running Windows 7 64 bit Professional with SP1. Size of C: partition on her HDD is 36 GB. Free space left is less than 1 GB. Most of space is taken by ...
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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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Disable Windows 8.1 Component Store (WinSxS/DriverStore) automatic compression?

Windows 8.1 has a new Scheduled Task (Servicing\StartComponentCleanup) which will automatically delete or compress superseded and unused files from the Side by Side store, DriverStore and drivers ...
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Word pretends to save files, not really saving them

The following oddity has just occurred: one of our users has worked for many hours on a Word document, saving continuously. The document was open all the time, and she didn't close it until it was ...
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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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Moving Windows\winsxs\Backup to another drive

I've installed an SSD and for a number of big directories (e.g. Users\me\Downloads), I've been able to use the Sysinternals "junction" command to create a hard link on C: that references a copy of the ...
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How can I remove the contents of the '/winsxs' folder from an old, nonsystem drive?

I've found plenty of posts talking about whether you can or cannot or should or should not delete or modify the contents of the /windows/winsxs folder. However I have a new installation of windows on ...
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How to recover from a corrupted mfc90.dll under WinSxS folder?

My system disk had been corrupted. I managed to recover from it mostly, but still some programs would not start. sfc /scannow reports that some files were not fixed, and mfc90.dll among them. I ...
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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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I want to move winsxs folder to another drive. Possible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can winsxs be moved and if so how? My SSD is running out of space. The winsxs folder is by far the biggest holder of space. So I wanted to move the folder to another ...
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manifestcache and drivel to make 'more than 15'

I'm a complete amateur, 66, with eyestrain trying to cope with this stuff - no idea what is going on, least of all why I buy a bit of software and can't just use it but have to spend infinite time ...
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Can winsxs be moved and if so how?

I know it can't be deleted and while there are some posts that talk about making it smaller, they have not worked for me. At this point my 18GB winsxs folder is taking up almost half of the drive ...
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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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atl90.dll version 9.0.30729.4148 is missing in WinSxS folder

I have the following problem: when starting Visual Studio 2008, it says "Cannot find one or more components. Please reinstall the application." and stops. With the help of Sysinternals ProcessMonitor, ...
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Why does the /winsxs folder grow so large, and can it be made smaller?

A Vista virtual machine I use only has a 10 GB virtual hard disk -- and I'm worried about it running out of space over time. I used TreeSize to check for the culprits.. And the primary culprit is ...