Deleting unnecessary files.


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Dennis

I'm new at working with Windows 7.
In Windows XP there are files left over from updates that can be deleted
like the $NtUninstall, the files in $hf_mig$ folder, and Software
Distribution/Downloads. Are there files like this in Windows 7? I need
to keep this install as small as possible.
 
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MowGreen

Dennis said:
I'm new at working with Windows 7.
In Windows XP there are files left over from updates that can be deleted
like the $NtUninstall, the files in $hf_mig$ folder, and Software
Distribution/Downloads. Are there files like this in Windows 7? I need
to keep this install as small as possible.

One should *never* delete the $hf_mig$ subfolders in XP as the files
contained therein are needed in order to check the branch of files that
may/will be updated by future, subsequent updates.

In Windows 7 the uninstall information is stored in winsxs. There are no
$NTUninstall$ nor $hf_mig$ subfolders in Win 7.
The size of winsxs is not accurately reported as it contains hard links
to the actual location of the files. One has *no* need to manually
fiddle with winsxs as Win 7 has built in tools and there are specific
commands that can clean up 'clutter'.

Should you delete files in the \WinSXS directory? And what’s the deal
with VSS?
http://blogs.technet.com/b/joscon/archive/2010/08/06/should-you-delete-files-in-the-winsxs-directory-and-what-s-the-deal-with-vss.aspx

How to Alleviate Disk Space Pressure Caused By a Large Windows Component
Store (WinSxS) Directory
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2592038


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