Tested to work on my Windows 7 machine with windows update, but have not tested going back to a windows restore point. Click on C and it will generate a list of Folders. What is this info and what are the known consequences of removing it? IndexOutOfRangeException: Index was outside the bounds of the array. Additionally, many of the core files, such as kernel, do have multiple updates to them so it wouldn't surprise me that you have 15 versions of a file with the name ntoskrnl. Your list of partitions may differ considerably from ours, which you can see in the screenshot above. This task is set to run automatically when triggered by the operating system. That all occurs a chunk afterward.
Currently these issues are unresolved. You should then be able to change your key to your original Windows 8 key from the desktop later. Also, I would suggest you to try the following steps and check if that helps. There are three ways how you can do it. See How to Find Your Windows 8 or 8.
I expected that it should be the latest one we installing updates and later update means more fixes, right? The short answer, as we had seen in the earlier post was: No. Open the Disk Cleanup tool. It doesn't remove the payloads at least until Win8 added the -Remove switch because the component store in Win7 doesn't trim out payloads, it either stages or installs them. Important-If you need to clean set up a version of Windows other than Windows 8, see alternatively my How Do I Perform a Clean Install of Windows? More importantly, Why the heck not? Disregarding application state issues, if we started staging install sources by default, then reimaging all systems at least once per service pack release, potentially becomes a much more practical and plausible exercise. Previous versions are then kept for a period, after which they are automatically removed.
The new servicing model is not perfect. When it's done, you'll see size details of the components in the WinSxS folder and, at the bottom, a recommendation to clean it up or not. It tends to happen more when you touch things like the kernel files and less when you mess with things like games, mostly because of how often the files are being used in my opinion. Use an old Microsoft Utility One of the old tools that could do this was MsiZap which was developed by Microsoft. Many thanks My experience mirrored that of Maros. Alternatively, you can also run the StartComponentCleanup task using an elevated Command Prompt, using the following command: schtasks. So there may be situations where the administrator has to delete files manually.
I've tried it every way I can think of. MsiZapInfo: Performing operations for user S-1-5-21-1645522239-842925246-7253455 43-1020 Removing orphaned cached files. Clean Install Windows In different words, a easy deploy of Windows 8 is the erase-something-is-there-and-set up-a-new-copy-of-Windows-8 manner and is generally the best method of installing or reinstalling Windows eight. Can I delete the WinSxS folder? I'm not sure what to do about files with different dates and file sizes since i have no way of knowing who and what program they are registered too?!?!?! Look closer, however, and you can tell that it's gone. I have quite a few other servers with the same size root drive and do much heavier lifting than this server with plenty of space available still.
Maybe i'm going about it in the wrong way? This got me back 12 gigs. The same thing will happen behind the scenes as you continue to clean install Windows 8. Without a working version of vbScript on your computer PatchCleaner cannot work. So this post is no longer a solution to the problem! I understand your frustration with the component store size but you're losing me after that. Hi There, I see large. As we spelled out in the last step, please be aware that all the data stored on this partition that you're removing will be lost forever.
Provide customers not updated machine? It holds stripped down versions of the Windows installer data files. Any help would be gratefully appreciated. Moving the folder wouldn't update the entry points in the registry for all of the application uninstallers who have written there. Before we start: You must be very careful when you actually delete the Windows. If the file to be applied is greater, thats all that matters. It usually doesn't because almost always some other program has a temp file open and the command can't get remove everything. Now Disk Cleanup is deleting all of the files for each selection that was made.
If you don't believe me, then how about trusting Softpedia where we have been given a 100% clean rating. I am currently working on a system with a 52 Gb Installer folder and trying to identify the items I can safely delete. In reality, this means one product key per computer. I deleted the copies and left the one copy. Just be careful, Microsoft puts the blinders on by default for a reason. Therefore, that would suck for both you and the engineer that needs to deliver that message. Not every uninstaller properly cleans up the directory.