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How to reduce the size of the WinSxS folder in Windows 8 and 8.1

Posted on February 10th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
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WinSxS folder haunts users since Windows Vista. Indeed, if you go to Windows folder on the system drive and look at the size of the WinSxS folder, you will be greatly surprized. What is stored in this folder, why is it so big and how to reduce its size? Let’s.. read more

Activation of Data Deduplication in Windows 8.1

Posted on January 29th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 8
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It is to be recalled that activation of a built-in functionality of data deduplication on disk partitions appeared in Windows Server 2012. The aim of deduplication technology is disk space saving on file servers by means of searching and deletion of duplicated data. I.E. the system is searching the same.. read more