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This article says that one can use DISM /Remove to remove features from disk, changing the status to "Disabled with Payload Removed" instead of just "Disabled." When I tried, it said:

C:\Windows\system32>dism /Online /Disable-Feature /featurename:OEMHelpCustomization /Remove

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.1.7600.16385

Image Version: 6.1.7601.18489


Error: 87

The remove option is not recognized in this context.

This article says you can only do it on windows 8. Is there a way on Windows 7? (I have an up-to-date Windows 7 Professional according to Windows Update.)

I'm trying to reduce the size of the large winsxs directory. (I already disabled hybrid sleep, removing the hiberfil.sys file.)

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This feature is called Features on Demand and is only available since Windows 8. This doesn't work in Windows 7. To use it you must upgrade to Windows 8 or 8.1

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