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Old 06-27-2009
Steve
 

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Winsxs folder
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...?


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Old 06-27-2009
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: Winsxs folder
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:
http://www.winvistaclub.com/f16.html

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"Steve" <Steve@ggmmaaiill.com> wrote in message
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>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...?
>


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Old 06-27-2009
Malke
 

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Re: Winsxs folder
Steve wrote:

> 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...?


No! Not if you want a working operating system.

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

http://blogs.technet.com/askcore/arc...-so-large.aspx

Malke
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Old 06-27-2009
Flavius
 

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Re: Winsxs folder

Steve;1075958 Wrote:
> 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...?

No leave it.See more 'The Secret Of Vista's Winsxs Folder.'
(http://www.winvistaclub.com/f16.html)


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Old 06-27-2009
Steve
 

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Re: Winsxs folder
"Flavius" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> Steve;1075958 Wrote:
>> 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...?

> No leave it.See more 'The Secret Of Vista's Winsxs Folder.'
> (http://www.winvistaclub.com/f16.html)
>
>
> --
> Flavius



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Old 06-28-2009
+Bob+
 

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Re: Winsxs folder
On Sat, 27 Jun 2009 08:22:16 -0400, "Rick Rogers" <rick@mvps.org>
wrote:

>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:
>http://www.winvistaclub.com/f16.html


Note that Winsxs is properly pronounced "Windows Sucks".

As bad as a band-aid hack UAC is, this one is worse.
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Old 06-28-2009
Vlad-the-Impaler
 

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Re: Winsxs folder
"+Bob+" <nomailplease@example.com> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 27 Jun 2009 08:22:16 -0400, "Rick Rogers" <rick@mvps.org>
> wrote:
>
>>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:
>>http://www.winvistaclub.com/f16.html

>
> Note that Winsxs is properly pronounced "Windows Sucks".
>
> As bad as a band-aid hack UAC is, this one is worse.



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

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Old 06-29-2009
JEWboy
 

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Re: Winsxs folder
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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