WinSXS cleanup: how to remove GB of files in the WinSXS folder

This post is a quick one on WinSXS cleanup, and it works (for me).

None of the instructions I found online helped me, including the KB2852386 fix on Windows update.

Try this:

  • Go to┬áC:\Windows\system32
  • Right click on cleanmgr.exe and Run As Administrator
  • Now, the relevant “Windows Update Cleanup” option and another for cleaning up Service Pack backups should appear. Tick them both
  • Proceed!

For me this worked a treat for WinSXS cleanup.

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