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Windows 8.1 using up to much space in windowsxs

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    Windows 8.1 using up to much space in windowsxs

    Hello, im trying to update to windows 10 and my tablet pc(it only has 16gb disk space) keeps saying it needs 5 gb more. My windowsxs is taking up 4.9 gb what should i do.

    + i dont have any micro sd cards to use

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    Run disk cleanup as indicated in the linked thread: DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8
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    "The Winsxs folder, stores multiple copies of dll‘s in order to let multiple applications run in Windows without any compatibility problem. If you browse inside, you will see what look like a lot of duplicate dlls, each having the same name. These are actually, different versions of the same files which are being stored; as different programs may require different versions." WinSxS Folder in Windows 7 / 8 explained

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Windows 8.1 using up to much space in windowsxs

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