[Ask] How to cleanup WinSxS Folder like in windows 7 SP1above?

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  1. leomate

    leomate MDL Junior Member

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    #1 leomate, Mar 20, 2014
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    Is that possible to cleanup files in WinSxS (Old Windows Update files) like in 7 SP1 Above in vista SP2 System?

    *I just notice my thread was moved. Thx :D
     
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    I think that file is used to remove backup files after a user has installed SP2 on Vista.
     
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    leomate MDL Junior Member

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    If that tools can be ported to Vista SP2, it would be great :D

    It's for Clean up Vista SP2 backup files like this user said
    :D

    I need it because my vista SxS folder is huge.
     
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    Palladin MDL Senior Member

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    There's a good discussion over at SevenForums.com (sorry can't post links yet) but if you search for this topic you should get the thread.
    [h=1]Windows 7: WinSXS Folder not actually consuming lots of space[/h]There are many threads here on MDL as well on how to reduce the size, just search for winsxs and lots show up. There are a few command line utilities that will remove some files, but at the end of the day, there's not too much you can do about it.
     
  8. leomate

    leomate MDL Junior Member

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    I tried search before and got only for Windows 7, i need for Windows Vista SP2. Anyway, i tried search and found in :
    http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/32744

    They said
    What's 3rd party apps can do that. i tried tune Up utilities trial and it only capable cleanup downloaded update files, not winSxS :-/

    Thanks
     
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    Open the 1.88 batch file with a text editor ( notepad will do ) and replace all instances of C:\ with %SYSTEMDRIVE%\
     
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    Hello,
    I am looking for WinsxsLite 1.88, but I cannot find it. Can anyone upload it somewhere again.
    Thank you.