Need to delete winsxs folder for windows 7 installation

krazypoe

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Hi -

long story short I need to delete or reduce the winsxs folder (im vista ultimate 64x) so I can have at least 20 G for my windows 7 installation --

I have done everything I could possibly do to get as much space possible without deleting winsxs. it is a whopping 19G....

Can I delete it or most of it so I can do the upgrade to windows 7?
 

Jonmor68

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Leave it alone as it will likely cause more problems then you bargained for.
Best option get a new drive to install Windows 7 on, 20 gig is not worth thinking about for long term running.
Mine's already used 22 GB and this is a 32 bit version with only basic programs that I use regularly installed. Most data is on other drives.
 

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