I have a Dell file server with 64 bit windows 2008 R2 installed.
Over time the C:\Windows\winsxs folder has grown to 17 GB and this has almost filled up the system drive C.
There is only 61 MB free of 39.9 GB.
Is it ok to apply file compression to the C:\Windows\winsxs folder to claim more disk space ? Does the system require additional disk space initially to perform the compression and am I likely to kill the system if I attempt to compress the C:\Windows\winsxs folder ?