i followed the instructions exactly 3 times and it didnt work, kept getting BSODs
so I decided to use a fully functional, non vLited disc of Vista, booted from it, went into the repair console and did:
'xcopy c:\windows\winsxs.moved\*.* d:\windows\winsxs.moved\'
so far it is copying everything, long process as we know, hopefully this will work and I can then rename d:\windows\winsxs.moved to d:\windows\winsxs followed:
Go to a command prompt (again!) and type 'rmdir c:\windows\winsxs'. Then, type 'mklink /J c:\windows\winsxs d:\windows\winsxs'.
- To be sure everything is happy, in explorer browse to c:\windows\winsxs. You should see a ton of files. They're really on your SD card
After reboot, you should be able to delete c:\windows\winsxs.moved and FINALLY liberate all that disk space.
lets see almost done will report back
EDIT: Didnt work
gonna have to try something else now, I will get it to work grrr
I think this might be very helpful for those who are getting BSODs or having trouble. I investigated some searches on ownership in Vista and found this article
It explains ownership in Vista and provides a batch file and how to use it midway through the article. I used the batch file called TakeControlOf.cmd after copying the 'Movefile' and 'Pendmoves' into the windows\system32 folder as such
run cmd with elevated priviledges aka as adminstrator
go the folder where takecontrolof.com is located, in my case a USB drive mounted as E:
ran E:\takecontrolof\TakeControlOf.cmd C:\Windows
waiting about 15 mins for the batch script to process, rebooted followed the directions by Paul (MVP) as directed
Edited by tetrahedron, 11 February 2008 - 05:43 AM.