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Performance & Maintenance SP2 Disk Cleanup Tool

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#41
Great find, mate. I just got 2.23GB back! :D I hadn't run the SP1-version of this tool. Very very happy, I'm on a tight budget (went from 4.47GB free to 6.7GB free!).

Fantastic stuff! :D

~Ibrahim~
 

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pacinitaly

HappyGuru Lovin2Help
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#42
Great find, mate. I just got 2.23GB back! :D I hadn't run the SP1-version of this tool. Very very happy, I'm on a tight budget (went from 4.47GB free to 6.7GB free!).

Fantastic stuff! :D

~Ibrahim~

Wow, time for a bigger HDD
 

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#43
Great find, mate. I just got 2.23GB back! :D I hadn't run the SP1-version of this tool. Very very happy, I'm on a tight budget (went from 4.47GB free to 6.7GB free!).

Fantastic stuff! :D

~Ibrahim~

Wow, time for a bigger HDD
Haha, I have Vista on a separate 50GB partition (but it's a 640GB drive); short-stroking, if you've heard of it? Keeps all my Windows files on the innermost section of the disk and I think it helps a little:



~Ibrahim~
 

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#45

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sky173

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#46
Cleaned up 1 GB. Worked just like you said. Thanks so much for this tip and for many others I have used.
 

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#47
You're most welcome Dan (Sky173). :)
 

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evilhugbear

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#48
I gained 1 GB after I did this :D
 

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Ruby

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#49
Greetings, thought I'd share my findings. I took snapshots of the properties dialogs of the drive and the winsxs folder before and after running the SP2 cleanup tool. I had done a fresh install 2 weeks earlier with Vista, then SP1 followed by SP2. Take a close look at the Contains: Files, Folders section of the winsxs properties. Also the winsxs folder seems to have gotten way more space back than the drive it resides on.
Local Disk.png Local Disk AC.png
winsxs.png winsxs AC.png
 

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Brink

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mvp
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#51
Hello Wii,

This is not the Disk Cleanup in Vista. It is the separate SP2 Disk Cleanup Tool instead. ;)
 

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sassofalco

What bad, bad,habit?
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#52
Thanks Shawn,

........how simple is that? 1.2GB gained in 30 seconds, flat!!:roflmao:
 

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Brink

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#53
LOL, not bad at all Tony. :)
 

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Ruby

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#54
Hello Brink,
I was hoping to get some feedback on my post, is it possible that my winsxs folder's properties is calculating it's size based on some uncompressed data in archives, there seems to be a significant difference ~1.2GB.
 

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#55
Hello Ruby,

Sorry about that. This is a perfectly normal amount of space to be recovered. When the SP1 and SP2 is installed, they create backups in case you want to uninstall them later. Using this SP2 Disk Cleanup Tool removes these backups to recover the space since you would not likely uninstall them afterwards anyway.
 

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Ruby

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#56
Hi Brink,

I think you meant to say a normal amount of space, anyway I understand what the tool does, I should have been a little more specific, there seems to be more space recovered ~2.3GB in my winsxs folder compared to my drive ~1.2. You would think that it should be the other way around.
 

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Brink

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mvp
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#57
Oh, DOH! :o

I'm not exactly sure why it would be like that either unless the data was compressed as you thought as well in the winsxs folder.
 

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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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Ruby

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#58
O.K. It seems with Windows there's always something. The reason I posted my findings in the first place was because of the amount of space people were reporting. My initial reason for the snapshot of the winsxs properties dialog was to see how many files/folders were actually being deleted. So I guess it's safe to assume that I recovered 1.2GB. Anyway I'm off to do a little research on this matter as my curiosity has now peaked.
 

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Ruby

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#59
Hi Brink,

I'm back from my brief research which landed me here. I believe it is beyond the scope of your tutorial, but thought you might be interested in my findings. From this I believe it is safe to assume that what the drive properties dialog reports is the correct space recovered. Am I correct?
 
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Brink

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mvp
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#60
Yes, I would always trust the drive properties over anything else. Hidden files or subfolders can affect a folder's size by not being included in it until they are unhidden.

Thank you for posting back with this. :)
 

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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
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    Conexant ISST Audio
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    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD