Tip: How to remove Windows 7 SP backup files

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Cillo, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Cillo

    Cillo MDL Novice

    Jan 31, 2011
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    Hello, I'm a new user. Sorry to disturb if this is common knowledge to you, but I think it can be useful for some.

    After I installed SP1, I wondered how to remove the backup files to save space. In Windows Vista it's possible to run the 'compcln.exe'-command but it's not included in Windows 7 SP1.

    The files can be removed from the Disk Cleaning tool (cleanmgr.exe) For me, It free'd up about 500MB.

    Does any of you know smarter methods? I'd like to hear about them. Thank you. :biggrin:
     
  2. FukenGruven

    FukenGruven MDL Member

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    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/24201-Windows-7-SP1-RTM-7601.17514.101119-1850-leaked?p=365053&viewfull=1#post365053
     
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  3. Enigma256

    Enigma256 MDL Senior Member

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    compcln was superseded by the more general-purpose dism in NT6.1. Run "dism /?" for a list of available commands.

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /spsuperseded
     
  4. NiHiLisT

    NiHiLisT MDL Member

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    But beware, if you have IE 9 beta installed, you can't remove it after this.
     
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