Enable Data Deduplication in Windows 8.1 – Spiceworks

Windows 8.1 only (not Windows 8)

I would like to give credit to TEH WEI KING for writing a How-To on his blog. I am basically taking the information that he found and posting it here.

You can see the original How-To on his blog at
http://weikingteh.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/enable-deduplication-on-your-windows-8-1/

1.

Download the the cab files

Note: This is for Windows 8.1 only. I have another How-To for Windows 8

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xerah24ek6xwwbd/Windows%208.1%20Data%20Dedup%20files.zip

P.S. This is from my personal Dropbox. If you have trouble downloading the file check out the source website and see if you can download it from the author’s sky drive. Please leave a comment if you run into any issues

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2.

Extract the downloaded files to a folder

I created a new folder and extracted them to c:\Windows\system32\DataDeduplication

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3.

Launch Windows Powershell

Launch Windows Powershell as an ADMINSTRATOR. If you dont see Administrator listed like at the top, you are not running Powershell as an admin.

next type “cd datadeduplication”

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4.

Enter the following command

Either type out or copy and paste (recommended) this command:

dism /online /add-package /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-VdsInterop-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384.cab /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-VdsInterop-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384.cab /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-FileServer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384.cab /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-FileServer-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384.cab /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-Dedup-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384.cab /packagepath:Microsoft-Windows-Dedup-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~en-US~6.3.9600.16384.cab

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5.

Enter the final command

dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Dedup-Core /all

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Conclusion

There you have it. Data Deduplication on your Windows 8.1 PC

Give credit to TEH WEI KING
http://weikingteh.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/enable-deduplication-on-your-windows-8-1/

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