I have a Thinkpad T61 with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit installed.
Like many others, I find the WINSXS folder has become far too large - 7.1 GB - yet again. Is there no relief from this perennial problem?
Others have noted the Backup folder within Winsxs is sometimes the largest. Not in my case; it is "only" 540 MB.
Looking at the contents of WINSXS, I see that about 2/3 of the folders, 6513 to be precise, are called AMD64***. That strikes me as odd, as I do not have an AMD system. Or is the name purely coincidence? The rest have a mix of names.
Can I safely dispose of the AMD* folders? Or at least move them to NAS storage out of the way? As I write the copy to do that is running: 23,000 items - 1 hour says Windows Explorer in it's usual misleading estimate!