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Windows 7: Update is available that enables you to delete outdated Windows update

09 Oct 2013   #11
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It finally got rid of the 2.18 stuff. Might have been waiting for something pending, took it's time but worked fine in the end. Good job MS.

That will help until MS do the SP2 .


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09 Oct 2013   #12
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I'm not seeing any dism in appdata. A Guy
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09 Oct 2013   #13
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I didn't realise that you had to reboot for the actual removal to take place (you don't with an ordinary cleanup).

When I ran it, the amount of free space on my partition actually decreased significantly.
I decided to reboot and I noticed that Windows went into its update configuration mode.
After the reboot, I got my space back (~4 GB).

I notice that it is included in this months updates, so you don't have to download it separately.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
P.S. 2: You can freely delete up the copy of the DISM folder you will find in the User\Local Temp folder after running this tool.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Every time you run it, a copy of dism is left in appdata - you could end up with several. It also keeps offering to remove 2.18 mb, but that never goes away.
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I'm not seeing any dism in appdata. A Guy
I think that Teerex and SIW2 mean these folders:
Update is available that enables you to delete outdated Windows update-windows-update-cleaner.png
If MS plans to support W7 until 2020 they will have to release SPs sooner or later.

Businesses will be howling by 2016.
How many updates will need to be installed by then?
OTOH, maybe MS is planning to release a business friendly version of Windows by then (W10?).


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10 Oct 2013   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Don't you just love that magic reboot. Sometimes it just fixes so many things.
I like many others would like to see a SP-2 but that would make Windows 7 even better therefor Windows 8 or 8? sales would fall even more. I don't think Microsoft would like that.
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10 Oct 2013   #15
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I haven't installed it in my main PC yet.
I just installed it in another VM and I got back ~5.5 GB!

Additional
Those previously posted results were for 64 bit VMs.
I just finished updating a 32 bit VM (which hadn't been updated since February - ouch!) and I got back ~2.2 GB.
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10 Oct 2013   #16
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Take note that, in case you use System Restore (I think most do), you'll have to wait for the restore points to clear out to see any changes in free disk space.
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10 Oct 2013   #17
spencer1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Cool. I got back nearly 4gb from it. That reduces the size and time of my image backup significantly.
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11 Oct 2013   #18
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Don't you just love that magic reboot. Sometimes it just fixes so many things.
I like many others would like to see a SP-2 but that would make Windows 7 even better therefor Windows 8 or 8? sales would fall even more. I don't think Microsoft would like that.
Well now Windows 8.1 is out....i do not think a SP2 for windows 7 sp1 will shadow any sales of windows 8.

I'll jump directly to improved 8.1 and let sink deep 8, if i do have to change OS. Plus XP end of support will suit corporations who might go ahead Windows 8
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12 Oct 2013   #19
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
It finally got rid of the 2.18 stuff. Might have been waiting for something pending, took it's time but worked fine in the end. Good job MS.

That will help until MS do the SP2 .
It happens on your next re-boot...
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12 Oct 2013   #20
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I removed 2.3Gb with this.
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