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I have verified that wmi repository is consistent by running winmgmt /verifyrepository.  I have numerous repository.xxx files but the oldest one is from 6-2-2014.  Is it safe to simply delete these repository.xxx files?
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No, it is not. At least, not if you use WMI for anything. Those files hold data and definitions used by WMI, so just deleting them will probably cause problems. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/rslaten/2013/05/30/troubleshooting-wmi-repository-bloat/ should give you some assistance in resolving the issue safely, though.
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