Windows 7 Thread, save ~2gb space after windows 7 SP1 install in Technical; Disclaimer: Do not do this if you wish to remove SP1. This changes system files so any breaking of systems ...
8th August 2011, 01:43 PM #1
- Rep Power
save ~2gb space after windows 7 SP1 install
Disclaimer: Do not do this if you wish to remove SP1. This changes system files so any breaking of systems is at your own risk.
If your happy with your win 7 sp 1 install you can remove the backup files created (the winsxs folder):
Start-cmd right click run as administrator
In the dos window put:
dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded
About five to ten min latter it will have cleared all the SP files up for you.
Space used before this: 105Gb
Spaced used after this: 103Gb
It should look like the below when done:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Image Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Removing backup files created during service pack installation.
Service Pack Cleanup operation completed.
The operation completed successfully.
8th August 2011, 03:13 PM #2
You can do something simlar from disk cleanup - just run it on your OS disk and select 'clean up system files' - then on the list you will find service pack backup files
You can also use disk cleanup to get rid of old snapshots/system restore points which helps to cut down on the space usage (expecily if you have a small SSD!).
8th August 2011, 03:14 PM #3
- Rep Power
also you could use ccleaner for the other files. I take it we both have small SSD's then
8th August 2011, 04:35 PM #4
120GB does all I need (in my work PC)
Its my good old WD VelociRaptor 300GB drive (home gaming PC) thats feeling the pain though - need to get one of the new bigger ones or just go SSD.
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