WINSXS folder is huge, can I delete it?


If you want to reduce the size, either:

  1. uninstall applications or
  2. run compcln.exe to remove RTM, SP1 and SP2 components.
  3. Running this compcln.exe tool is pretty simple:
    1. Click Start>All Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt or click Start>Run and type cmd to open Command Prompt Windows
    2. Execute the command “Compcln.exe”. The path is “c:\Windows\System32 \compcln.exe”.
    3. Users will be prompted a question whether to keep SP2 permanently in the system.
    4. Once users type “Y” and press enter, the system will start performing the windows components clean.


About PiroNet

Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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