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Thread Windows 7 - winsxs
Mon, Nov 16 2009 2:04 PMPermanent Link

Roy Lambert

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I always thought the registry was MS's biggest fup but

I wondered why my (Vista) c drive was looking rather bloated and discovered winsxs. In my case it was c9 Gb. Following a few instructions on the net I got rid of the sp2 stuff so I'm only left with a c6 Gb winsxs directory.

What sort of size have the Windows7 adopters amongst you got?

Roy Lambert
Mon, Nov 16 2009 5:31 PMPermanent Link

Charalampos Michael
Dear Roy,

> I always thought the registry was MS's biggest fup but
>
> I wondered why my (Vista) c drive was looking rather bloated and discovered winsxs. In my case it was c9 Gb. Following a few instructions on the net I got rid of the sp2 stuff so I'm only left with a c6 Gb winsxs directory.
>
> What sort of size have the Windows7 adopters amongst you got?
>
> Roy Lambert

Windows 7 64-bit

Total Files Listed: 43307 File(s) - 6.911.880.251 bytes

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Tue, Nov 17 2009 2:26 AMPermanent Link

Roy Lambert

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Charalampos


Ouch. About the same then.

Roy Lambert
Tue, Nov 17 2009 3:42 AMPermanent Link

Charalampos Michael
Dear Roy,

> Ouch. About the same then.

Don't forget that it's the 64-bit so it contains also the 32-bit
libraries ...


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Tue, Nov 17 2009 5:58 AMPermanent Link

Roy Lambert

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Charalampos


OK so its a bit better, I still think its a bloody imposition grabbing that much of my disk space without providing ANY tools to remove the crap.

Roy Lambert
Tue, Nov 17 2009 9:10 AMPermanent Link

Uli Becker
Roy,

Windows7 prof. 32 bit: 4 GB

Uli
Tue, Nov 17 2009 11:59 AMPermanent Link

"Raul"
Win7 Pro 32bit also approx 4GB

However if this blog is to be believed then actual usage is way lower and
number we're seeing is simlpy explorer showing hard links as actual consumed
space : http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2008/11/19/disk-space.aspx

Raul

"Roy Lambert" <roy.lambert@skynet.co.uk> wrote in message
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>I always thought the registry was MS's biggest fup but
>
> I wondered why my (Vista) c drive was looking rather bloated and
> discovered winsxs. In my case it was c9 Gb. Following a few instructions
> on the net I got rid of the sp2 stuff so I'm only left with a c6 Gb winsxs
> directory.
>
> What sort of size have the Windows7 adopters amongst you got?
>
> Roy Lambert

Tue, Nov 17 2009 12:15 PMPermanent Link

"Raul"
Now i got curious...

According to this utility (http://msftmvp.com/ntfsutil.aspx) my winsxs
folder that explorer sees as  4GB contains 3GB or hard-linked files and 1GB
of actual files. So actual usage from file system perspective should be
"only" 1GB.

Raul



"Raul" <raul@raul.ca> wrote in message
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> Win7 Pro 32bit also approx 4GB
>
> However if this blog is to be believed then actual usage is way lower and
> number we're seeing is simlpy explorer showing hard links as actual
> consumed space :
> http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2008/11/19/disk-space.aspx
>
> Raul
>

Tue, Nov 17 2009 12:17 PMPermanent Link

Roy Lambert

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Raul


>However if this blog is to be believed then actual usage is way lower and
>number we're seeing is simlpy explorer showing hard links as actual consumed
>space : http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2008/11/19/disk-space.aspx

This may actually be the case BUT Windows (you know the OS produced by the bloggers company) also thinks its been used (ditto for any disk tools I have). Also this just doesn't stack up. If I delete an app it doesn't actually get rid of the stuff winsxs has accumulated MS mention something to do with the OS scavenging the space back from unused stuff but none of the threads I've read so far has seen any evidence of it.

If its just a link, hard or soft, how can it still be there when the bloody file has been deleted?

I know I can do nothing I just wish MS would get a few designers/developers who live in the real world not their ivory tower.

Roy Lambert
Tue, Nov 17 2009 1:37 PMPermanent Link

Roy Lambert

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Raul



I tried it but on Vista I just get

[Window Title]
C:\Zap\SizeSxs.exe

[Content]
C:\Zap\SizeSxs.exe is not a valid Win32 application.


[OK]

Roy Lambert
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