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Hi @ all,

I am trying to reduce the size of the folders as shown in picture below:

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The problem is, that I absolutely need a program, which uses .NET Framework 3.5.
So I integrate the 3.5 in my iso and used the following settings:

Code:

<Element Category="Features" Name="Net Framework 3.5" Selected="false" Value="enable" />
<Element Category="Features" Name="Net Framework 4.5 Network Advanced Services" Selected="false" Value="enable" />

<Element Category="Optimizations" Name="Windows - WinSXS Backup Folder Cleanup" Selected="true" />
<Element Category="Optimizations" Name="EXPERT - Net Framework Complete Cleanup" Selected="false" />
<Element Category="Optimizations" Name="EXPERT - Net Framework Light Cleanup" Selected="false" />
<Element Category="Optimizations" Name="EXPERT - WinSXS Folder Cleanup (boot.wim)" Selected="true" />
<Element Category="Optimizations" Name="EXPERT - WinSXS Folder Cleanup (install.wim)" Selected="false" />
<Element Category="Optimizations" Name="EXPERT - WinSXS Folder Compression" Selected="true" />



To my mind, I can not choose the three EXPERT settings (set to "false"), because I need the Windows Update function.

Is there another option to reduce the folders (picture) with winreducer ?

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Hey,

Yes, but according to your needs there will not be much possibilities, and you could just set this to true :

Code:

<Element Category="Optimizations" Name="EXPERT - Net Framework Light Cleanup" Selected="false" />

==> This will light the "assembly" folder, without troubles for net framework software.

Just a thought, why don't you slipstream your updates in your ISO and select "EXPERT - WinSXS Folder Cleanup (install.wim)" to true ? This is not a big deal to do each month, and you will gain a lighter system with a better security (because you reinstall your system regularly) !

I'm doing like this, and didn't get any virus (with G-Data Antivirus) with a wonderful and fastest system ... Wink

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Hi winterstorm,

thank you for your tip. When I reinstall my system, I always add all updates to wim with dismGUI first.
But I do this clean reinstall only every 3-4 month on my main system ( 3-4 times a week in VM Smile ) and so I love the windows update function and I don't want to use the system without it.

Or...is it possible to choose the EXPERT WinSxS Folder Cleanup and manually install the msu updatefiles ?

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What a pity ...  Sad
I thought I had a solution for you winterstorm, so you don't have to reinstall your windows after every patchday.

So I download a *.msu, for example "Windows8.1-KB2976627-x64.msu" and extracted the msu with 7-zip. The result is "Windows8.1-KB2976627-x64.cab".


With the following command ( as admin ) you can install the update in your running system:


Code:

DISM.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:c:\Windows8.1-KB2976627-x64.cab



This works fine, but NOT if I select "EXPERT - WinSXS Folder Cleanup (install.wim)"  Crying or Very sad

I'm sorry.

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Hello caphp,

Thank you very much to have tried to find a solution ... Very Happy
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