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dave
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Re: [WIN7] Size of Windows 7 on HD: 26GB - can it be reduced?

20GB is the absolute minimum for installing 64-bit Windows 7, (which says nothing about installing updates thereafter), and everyone knows that you can't really expect software to work with its minimum configuration

So I think you're on to a losing proposition.


koam
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Thanks Dave, but I'm lost.
My system partition is 41.4 GB and my other partition is 32.9 GB.

My goal was to reduce the size of the 26 GB C:\Windows folder (or move anything to the other partition if possible, using symbolic links, for example)

This article says you can move C:\Windows\Installers but you can't move C:\Windows\winsxs . It also says I might be able to move the huge folders created by Google and other major software packages. (such as C:\Users\username\AppData\Google) by using symbolic links with mklink.
»www.kavoir.com/2012/07/how-to-fr···asy.html

In a separate thread I was looking into moving C:\Users to the other partition.
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OZO
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Watch winsxs folder and try to reduce its size. It's your main problem...

Regarding to Google. I presume that you use Chrome browser and it may accumulate a lot of data in its AppData folder. You can/should manage it with removing its history data. Otherwise it may just grow there almost indefinitely... There is a simple way I do it with my Iron (aka Chrome):
1. I launch it with shortcut, that contains option like this:
-user-data-dir="D:\Temp\Iron\p".
It uses profile on drive D: and never uses its default profile on drive C:
2. Time to time I clean up the profile folder, keeping its configuration only (pure profile with all its configuration, bookmarks, extensions is usually less then 160KiB in size). I' found BAT files, that help me to do it here.

When you update your Chrome/Iron, you update executable files only. Your profile on drive D: remains intact and usable again...
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koam
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OZO,

c:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Google was 2GB

I cleared cache, which was 0.15 GB
Then I cleared History, which freed up 0.4 GB more

So I'm down to a little under 1.5 GB for the Google Folder.
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biznatch11

join:2004-11-21
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reply to OZO
said by OZO:

Watch winsxs folder and try to reduce its size. It's your main problem...

You don't really want to touch winsxs it will just mess things up, and there's not much you can do about its size. Disk Cleanup might free a little bit of the space. Also the size may not even be that accurate.

»support.microsoft.com/kb/2592038