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Hard drive just keeps running lower and lower on space

  1. #11

    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    My winsxs takes up 10.9 GB, I think it's quite normal depending on the features you have enabled.

    Cleanup the WinSxS Folder in Windows 8 & 7 - Help Desk Geek

    Ctrl+F and type "In windows 8"

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  2. #12

    Posts : 2
    Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2008, 2012

    Thanks, that article is too generic, is it fine to get rid of the entire folder and how can I do that?
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  3. #13

    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    I don't think it's generic at all. All you have to do is google a list of those W8 features and find out which ones you can/want to disable.

    You cannot get rid of the entire folder, or anything in it as it's of important use to your OS.

    I've personally seen mods on this forum link to the site I gave you when explaining how winsxs works.
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