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Windows 7: Clear windows update file


20 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Clear windows update file

Hello
I want to clear my windows update log because its full of MSE updates and a few failed updates. I dont want to uninstall anything just tidy the list up.I know the file is in software distribution but some people say clear DOWNLOADS folder and others DATASTORE folder. Anyone know whick one is correct.Also do i need to stop any services first ie Update
THANKYOU


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20 Jun 2010   #2

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

Have a look at this link
Sorry forgot to answer your question - downloaded updates are always kept in the
%windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder
Regards
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20 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thankyou
So would clearing the download folder empty the update list or remove the update from the system.I dont want to remove anything just clean up the list.In some posts it says to empty the datastore folder im confused lol
thankyou
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20 Jun 2010   #4

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Have a look at this
I'm logging out for now (past midnight).

hope this answers your query

Regards
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20 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Hello,

You want to empty the contents of the datastore folder.
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20 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thankyou thats got it great stuff
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20 Jun 2010   #7

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