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Windows 7: Update is available that enables you to delete outdated Windows update

15 Oct 2013   #41
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1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

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Service pack backup files has been an option all along, but good you found it. That's a big amount recovered!

A Guy
Can I say that I knew it was there but forgot to use it?

This post shook the memory cells loose. A real Duh! moment. I also noticed that the removal created a system restore point.


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15 Oct 2013   #42
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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I also noticed that the removal created a system restore point.
I think that's a good thing in case you need one of those files or have issues.
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15 Oct 2013   #43
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I've run this clean up twice each time removing ~250MB of updates. Within a few minutes I'm offered 15-16 updates dating back to July 2012.
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15 Oct 2013   #44
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I have not been offered any updates since running it...that's odd Gary. A Guy
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15 Oct 2013   #45
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

No updates offered since other than Bingbar and Bing Desktop
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15 Oct 2013   #46
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I was offered 1 older update after running the cleanup tool.
I installed the update without any problems.
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15 Oct 2013   #47
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Like all updates/add-ons, this will be interesting to see how it shakes out

Anyway I ran the tool and haven't been offered any older updates as well. We'll see.
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15 Oct 2013   #48
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Bill is right, I'm odd.
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15 Oct 2013   #49
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If Britton30 is odd, then I'm really out there. Neither of my computers show any updates to delete.

Edit: Oopsie! I wasn't running it as an administrator. I was able to clean up 1.2GB on my desktop. I'm too lazy to dig out and set up my notebook right now but I may be using it this weekend so, if I think of it, I'll try it again then.
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20 Oct 2013   #50
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

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Ooops, looked everywhere...but there I guess. I figured it was news as it can benefit many

A Guy
I certainly wasn't aware of this ... so thanks for posting. I got almost 4GB back!

Especially since it is from MS it isn't something like registry cleaners etc. that potentially ruin your system.

MS really got their act together with W7 to have sufficccient (and safe) "onboard" cleaning tools to not need 3rd-party tools.

I'm surprised W8 seems to have this feature in a complicated form (entering command). One more reason to stay with W7
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