Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Nov 2008 17:53 UTC
Windows One of the main problems with Windows Vista (and earlier versions) is that Windows consumes quite a lot of diskspace, with few means to trim down the installation. To make matters worse, Windows tends to accumulate a lot of megabytes and even gigabytes of space during its lifetime, leaving users at a loss as to how to reclaim this lost space. In a post on the Engineering 7 weblog, Microsoft program manager of the core OS deployment feature team (...) Michael Beck explains what Microsoft is doing in order to reduce the disk footprint of Windows 7.
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WinSXS not only on Vista
by moeO1 on Mon 24th Nov 2008 14:31 UTC
moeO1
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2008-11-24

The assembly folder "winsxs" exists on Windows XP too.

Bad housekeeping has always been an issue in Windows. Actually you can use the cleanmgr.exe to do that manually.

Try the /sageset:1 and /sagerun:1 parameters where 1 is just a preset number.

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RE: WinSXS not only on Vista
by sbergman27 on Mon 24th Nov 2008 15:12 in reply to "WinSXS not only on Vista"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Bad housekeeping has always been an issue in Windows.

You've never used SCO Open Server. It's a veritable rat's nest of symlinks. (At least they were symlinks and not hardlinks.) I never quite understood what it was that they were trying to accomplish with them. Whatever it was, I never needed it, and reveled in the simplicity and clarity of FHS when I escaped to it.

Edited 2008-11-24 15:13 UTC

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