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Windows 7: BetterSurf Registry Entries - How to clean?

21 Mar 2014   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rkl122 View Post
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Let me know how your computer is doing after rebooting.
Since I'd never cleaned temp folders before, I got back over 40 gigs of space,
That's a heck of allot of files
Wonder how many this would find ?
http://www.sevenforums.com/news/307588-update-available-enables-you-delete-outdated-windows-update.html
You can exit out of this incase you don't want to remove them,
Cheers.


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22 Mar 2014   #12
rkl122

Win 7 Pro x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rkl122 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
..............


Let me know how your computer is doing after rebooting.
Since I'd never cleaned temp folders before, I got back over 40 gigs of space,
That's a heck of allot of files
Wonder how many this would find ?
http://www.sevenforums.com/news/307588-update-available-enables-you-delete-outdated-windows-update.html
You can exit out of this incase you don't want to remove them,
Cheers.
Yes, lot of neglected cleaning.

Thanks for the tip. When I try to install Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2852386) I get the message that this update is already installed (as I expected, since I keep my Win7x64 sp1 current with windows update.) However, when I press Win+R and type "cleanmgr" and choose my C drive, there is no option that reads: "Windows Update Cleaner." (All the other type files add up to ~36MB.) There are no hidden updates on my computer.

The documentation for the KB2852386 update seems to say that if there are no outdated updates, then the option won't appear. Perhaps the TempFileCleaner utility that I used (above) cleared them also? (Since it didn't warn me that it was going to sweep the recycle bin, I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't warn about this either. BTW, IMHO, not the most courteous of behaviors. Especially when, apparently, it leaves no log behind.)

Any thoughts? Which directory actually contains old windows updates?
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22 Mar 2014   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
The easiest way to get to the option is to click Start and type in the search box,
disk cleanup
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/818-disk-cleanup-open-use.html
A suggestion will appear use it,
Once windows evaluates your hard drive,
Click on the System cleanup button,
Windows will evaluate your hard drive again,
This is where the Windows update listing will be on the list of boxes you can check,
Read them carefully I believe some refer to system restore points,
But the amount of wasted disk space will be listed next to each box,
If you do remove these updates,
You will need to restart your machine,
On restart windows will remove the updates and make the space writable again,
Most people recover on average 30-40 gigs of space
Cheers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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22 Mar 2014   #14
rkl122

Win 7 Pro x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
............
Click on the System cleanup button,
Windows will evaluate your hard drive again,
This is where the Windows update listing will be on the list of boxes you can check,
..............
Cheers.
Ah! Yes, that leads to the same utility, but I thought that button simply was for executing the selections you make above it. I should have read the documentation more carefully. Thank you!

There's about 125 MB of windows update files in there. Still contemplating if I want to remove them. Thanks again for the education about this utility. -Ron
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22 Mar 2014   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
No problem,
125 mg's is hardly worth it might as well leave them,
Amazingly low amount of files there TFC would not of touch those
Dang are you sure you have win-7 sp1 installed ?
Your install disk must of came with sp1 included ?
Cheers.
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