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How to delete cache and temporary data in WinSxS

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64 bit

    How to delete cache and temporary data in WinSxS


    After running these command lines:
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /SPSuperseded
    I gained around 4 GB of free space.

    However when I run this command line
    Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
    Click image for larger version

    Please help me delete this 3.1 GB. I suppose cache and temporary data are not that important are they?. I already tried Disk Cleanup but it doesn't work. My SSD is nearly full and I need this space so much

    I would really appreciate your help. Anything at all :'(

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Reboot and see if that changes.. Otherwise You CAN'T...
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Reboot and see if that changes.. Otherwise You CAN'T...
    I did and it didn't change :'(( Why do you say I can't? Please explain?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../dn251569.aspx

    “Why is WinSxS so large?” has been asked by many Windows users.
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../dn251566.aspx
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  5. #5


    My hat is off, to the great bunch of guys at Microsoft, whose names we will never know, but who put so many hours into the developement of Windows.

    Windows is just full of Safe Defaults and redundancies, that help to protect Windows from bad programs and over zealous users.
    A few of the Safe Defaults can be re-adjusted or even bypassed....the ability to allow that, is also built into the OS. Thanks Guys!
    But, messing with the OS, is above the paygrade of most users.

    If there's anything I've learned since Windows 95, it's when to STOP. There are many things in Windows, that may seem redundant or just not important, but they are better left Alone.

    If you need more HD space, there are many things you can do to remedy the situation. Clean up your mess, and/or stop saving STUFF to your C: drive. Pictures, music and movies, should NEVER be saved to your OS drive. That's what External Hard Drives and Flash Drives are for.
    The OS should be left 'Off Limits'.

    Happy Holidays, Everyone!
    TechnoMage
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    My hat is off, to the great bunch of guys at Microsoft, whose names we will never know, but who put so many hours into the developement of Windows.

    Windows is just full of Safe Defaults and redundancies, that help to protect Windows from bad programs and over zealous users.
    A few of the Safe Defaults can be re-adjusted or even bypassed....the ability to allow that, is also built into the OS. Thanks Guys!
    But, messing with the OS, is above the paygrade of most users.

    If there's anything I've learned since Windows 95, it's when to STOP. There are many things in Windows, that may seem redundant or just not important, but they are better left Alone.

    If you need more HD space, there are many things you can do to remedy the situation. Clean up your mess, and/or stop saving STUFF to your C: drive. Pictures, music and movies, should NEVER be saved to your OS drive. That's what External Hard Drives and Flash Drives are for.
    The OS should be left 'Off Limits'.

    Happy Holidays, Everyone!
    TechnoMage
    Oh well. Time to reinstall OS X I guess.
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  7. #7


    yay! that's actually my favorite thing to do.. now maybe you'll start to see the advantages of using macrium and making an image to just throw that back onto your drive and then no install needed..
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