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Winsxs folder

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Steve, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    I have Vista Business SP2 and now I can see there C:\Windows\winsxs contains
    7.8 GB data. Can I delete this folder or...?
     
  2. Rick Rogers

    Rick Rogers Guest

  3. Malke

    Malke Guest

    Steve wrote:
    <!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue <!--/coloro-->
    > I have Vista Business SP2 and now I can see there C:Windowswinsxs
    > contains 7.8 GB data. Can I delete this folder or...?<!--colorc--><!--/colorc-->

    No! Not if you want a working operating system.

    What is the WINSXS directory in Win2008 and Vista and why is it so large?



    Malke
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    MS-MVP
    Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
     
  4. Flavius

    Flavius Guest

    Steve;1075958 Wrote: <!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue <!--/coloro-->
    > I have Vista Business SP2 and now I can see there C:Windowswinsxs
    > contains
    > 7.8 GB data. Can I delete this folder or...?<!--colorc--><!--/colorc-->
    No leave it.See more 'The Secret Of Vista's Winsxs Folder.'
    ()


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    Flavius
     
  5. Steve

    Steve Guest

    "Flavius" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
    news:7898a1f734be133074bb9ab4132bf23b@nntp-gateway.com...<!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue <!--/coloro-->
    >
    > Steve;1075958 Wrote:<!--coloro:green--><span style="color:green <!--/coloro-->
    >> I have Vista Business SP2 and now I can see there C:Windowswinsxs
    >> contains
    >> 7.8 GB data. Can I delete this folder or...?<!--colorc--><!--/colorc-->
    > No leave it.See more 'The Secret Of Vista's Winsxs Folder.'
    > ()
    >
    >
    > --
    > Flavius<!--colorc--><!--/colorc-->


    Thank you guys.
     
  6. +Bob+

    +Bob+ Guest

  7. "+Bob+" <nomailplease@example.com> wrote in message
    news:7chd45p10n24mmp9rkj3s1to3tk49mtg8p@4ax.com...<!--coloro:blue--><span style="color:blue <!--/coloro-->
    > On Sat, 27 Jun 2009 08:22:16 -0400, "Rick Rogers" <rick@mvps.org>
    > wrote:
    ><!--coloro:green--><span style="color:green <!--/coloro-->
    >>Hi,
    >>
    >>No, you can't (and shouldn't try to) delete it. It is a critical system
    >>folder. Explanations abound on the web, here is one of them:
    >><!--colorc--><!--/colorc-->
    >
    > Note that Winsxs is properly pronounced "Windows Sucks".
    >
    > As bad as a band-aid hack UAC is, this one is worse.<!--colorc--><!--/colorc-->


    Helium Bob...shut the fusk up...eat another package of donuts with Pepsi.
     
  8. JEWboy

    JEWboy Guest

    You can delete some subfolders in "Winsxs", to gain a LOT of space as I did.
    However:

    1) To explain WHAT can be deleted, and what can cause you destroy whole
    Operating System if deleted, is too long and I'd do it only if you pay.
    2) To explain HOW to delete Vista protected files 9which are impossible to
    just click-->delete due to ownership restriction), is again too long and
    I'll do that if you pay.

    LOL.
    Just leave it alone or learn by yourself. See I've owned Vista since just a
    few weeks ago and already control my baby from top to bottom, deleting &
    changing vital settings that normal people don't have an idea about even
    after 3 years of ownership. You're playing with fire. Winsxs stands for
    "windows side by side", it's basically a DLL despository where the same DLL
    library may exist in multiple incanrantions so applications can pick what
    they like, and not end up in DLL Hell as was in Windows9x.
    You can only delete if you know what you're doing, I got no less than a
    GIGABYTE regained but it's too long to explain.

    Look if you have a giant harddrive as most of you do, unlike poor me, why do
    you care?
    Leave Winsxs hard & sexy. Admit, that folder is sexy, just fondle it and
    subfolders may grow even larger?
     

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