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  • Blog Post: Should you delete files in the \WinSXS directory? And what’s the deal with VSS?

    I like to read about how Windows is affecting peoples lives, specifically, the servicing components. One of the common threads I noticed in my recent web trolling was the question “Can I delete the \Windows\Winsxs directory to save space?”. This is usually asked in conjunction with what the...
  • Blog Post: Need more information about what’s in \Winsxs, look here

    I havent posted in a while because of work I am doing on another project but someone asked me about what comprises the \Winsxs store and it made me remember a really good blog posting done during the development of Win7 that describes where and how that space is consumed.  I thought it would be...
  • Blog Post: General guidance on disk provisioning for WinSXS growth

    Seems like this question has come up a lot this past week at work: How much space should I plan to provision for my new Vista, 2008, Win7, R2 installs? This questions comes up in one of two forms. Either an admin is planning a new deployment and is just curious, or more likely, machines that were...
  • Blog Post: Why is the \Windows\winsxs directory so large?

    I wanted to put some sort of content on here quickly, so here is a link to my teams blog which I wrote last year about a common question asked when it comes to servicing the operating system. "Why is the \Windows\winsxs directory so large?" The short answer is that it is really a "flat" of your Windows...