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Win7PE WinSXS\Backup?

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#1 Biatu



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:32 PM

Hello, Would it hurt to remove this directory? and would there be a perferred way to remove it? like DISM? or just wipe it out?


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#2 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 03:05 PM

Yes, it would likely hurt (and I mean really hurt), just don't do it.


Cleaning it up might be useful - in some cases - to reduce the size on disk, though it is unlikely that a proper PE build has much to be cleaned up, but surely not deleting it completely.


Chesterton's Fence (just in case):



You can use ctts.exe:


or du from Sysinternals:



to evaluate the actual space used by that folder.





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#3 Camiel



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Posted 10 November 2017 - 06:05 PM

This might help



Might as well not.

It works just fine in all my windows setups, when there's no need for windows updates and other minor functions like add remove windows features.

But you never know what's gona broke unless you need it.

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#4 Biatu



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:25 AM

It looks like WinReducer just wipes out WinSxs\Backup  :dubbio:

Edited by Biatu, 13 November 2017 - 06:26 AM.

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