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.)


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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