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How do I reduce size of C:\WINDOWS\WINSXS folder?

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My winsxs folder reaches some 15GB in size - I understand it contains old versions of system libraries, but it is somehow getting out of control. I know about msizap g!, but this is of no help.
How to reduce size of winsxs without doing harm to applications?
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Here is one thing you might be able to do:

http://aspoc.net/archives/2007/12/05/how-to-move-the-winsxs-directory-in-vista/

Another page you might find useful for deleting unnecessary things in the Windows folder:

http://technical-issues-tips.blogspot.com/2007/08/tips-reduce-size-of-windows-folder.html
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