Free up disk space Win 7 or 8

General_Misery

NRU Member
15 Mar 2012
1,113
736
163
62
Halmstad - Sweden
From the website I found:

When Windows installs updates, it drops the new Windows component in the WinSXS folder and keeps the old component in the WinSXS folder. This means that every Windows Update you install increases the size of your WinSXS folder. This allows you to uninstall operating system updates from the Control Panel, which can be useful in the case of a buggy update — but it’s a feature that’s rarely used.

Windows 7 dealt with this by including a feature that allows Windows to clean up old Windows update files after you install a new Windows service pack. The idea was that the system could be cleaned up regularly along with service packs.

However, Windows 7 only saw one service pack — Service Pack 1 — released in 2010. Microsoft has no intention of launching another. This means that, for more than three years, Windows update uninstallation files have been building up on Windows 7 systems and couldn’t be easily removed.

To fix this problem, Microsoft recently backported a feature from Windows 8 to Windows 7. They did this without much fanfare — it was rolled out in a typical minor operating system update, the kind that don’t generally add new features.

Here's the link: How to Reduce the Size of Your WinSXS Folder on Windows 7 or 8

I freed up almost 5 Gb :)
 

Spliffy33

New Member
21 Sep 2013
295
0
0
44
Bordeaux, FR
Re : Free up disk space Win 7 or 8

I can't see the Windows Update Cleanup option and don't have the More Options tab in the Disk Cleanup window !
No Windows Update available, only 39 optional ones whose 34 language packs. And my C:\Windows\WinSXS folder is 19.3Go big !!!
Can I clean it up manually (select all + delete) ?
 

lakaelo

NRU Heed
15 Mar 2012
5,874
2,831
208
47
Münstermaifeld
www.mayfieldgarden.de
Re: Re : Free up disk space Win 7 or 8

I can't see the Windows Update Cleanup option and don't have the More Options tab in the Disk Cleanup window !
No Windows Update available, only 39 optional ones whose 34 language packs. And my C:\Windows\WinSXS folder is 19.3Go big !!!
Can I clean it up manually (select all + delete) ?

right klick on the hdd. select properties than you can see a "cleanup" button in the middle. press it and it takes some minutes to select all data. after that a new windows poping on. there you have a new button buttom left corner named "systemdata cleanup" or something else ( i have it in german ). press that and it starts again so select data.

it needs some minutes again and now you have all data to select in there.

7.01 GB me I can remove all ???

yes, its old data.
 

ulthart

NRU Member
13 Aug 2012
306
82
38
42
Poland
Odp: Free up disk space Win 7 or 8

Thank you very much for your reply mr. lakaelo already I remove :)
 

ulthart

NRU Member
13 Aug 2012
306
82
38
42
Poland
Odp: Re: Free up disk space Win 7 or 8

Here is my free disc space tip too: Go to your hidden porn folder, press SHiFT+DELETE and OK ===> You can get up to 1TB free space. ;)

If I did just as you tell me it would be the same system disk ;)
 

samoz83

NRU Heed
15 Mar 2012
2,528
383
158
Right click the drive you want to clean from my computer and go properties and do it from there