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Windows 7: Windows Updates - Remove Outdated Updates in Windows 7

14 Oct 2013   #20
howiewowie

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

still there is no WUC box run as administrator


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14 Oct 2013   #21
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Happens to me all the time, Bear

No need to apologize, we're all here to help.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
This might help.
When you use Cleanmgr right tick on it and select Run as Administrator.

Sorry Slartybart I was typing while you were posting.
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14 Oct 2013   #22
howiewowie

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

also tried right click cleanmgr run as administrator no luck
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14 Oct 2013   #23
howiewowie

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

how can I know that I have full administrator control? that might be my problem
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14 Oct 2013   #24
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

go to Control Panel -> User Accounts [Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts]
If it says Administrator next to your login icon, then you are an administrator.

Please explain more clearly what you mean by: also tried right click cleanmgr run as administrator no luck
did you not see the option, or did it not allow you to run as....

If you're a standard user and try to run as an administrator, it should ask you for the admin password.
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17 Oct 2013   #25
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 
Confirmation needed: Disk Cleanup, Windows Update Cleanup

While doing some other maintenance, I ran Disk cleanup.
The run status shows "Scanning: Windows Update Cleanup", but the WUC checkbox was not displayed.

This leads me to believe that Disk Cleanup does not present the Windows Update option if there is nothing found during the scan for Windows Update cleanup.

Confirmation needed: run Disk Cleanup, clean Windows update files, run disk cleanup.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by howiewowie View Post
oops sorry I meant Disk Cleanup it doesn't not have a windows update box when it opens I hit disk cleanup all on C: I only have one drive C:
when disk cleanup starts running it shows reading Service Pack Backup Files then System error memory dump files then Windows Update Cleanup it has a box to check for SPBF and Semdf but none for WUC
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
... Did you already try manually installing the 64-bit update from step 1?
it shows it was already installed
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by howiewowie View Post
still there is no WUC box run as administrator
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by howiewowie View Post
how can I know that I have full administrator control? that might be my problem
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17 Oct 2013   #26
howiewowie

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

yes I have full control
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17 Oct 2013   #27
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Ok, that's good. My post above yours was to say that I am experiencing the same thing as you. The only difference is that I did see the checkbox at one time.

So I was asking other members to confirm my suspicion that if there are no WU to clean, then disk cleanup doesn't present the option to tick. In other words, this behavior might be by design.

Perhaps you can wait for a few Defender updates and then try Disk Cleanup and let us know if the WUC option is available.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by howiewowie View Post
yes I have full control
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17 Oct 2013   #28
Neolantis

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Very cool, just ran it...thanks!

Glad I found this site!
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17 Oct 2013   #29
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post

So I was asking other members to confirm my suspicion that if there are no WU to clean, then disk cleanup doesn't present the option to tick. In other words, this behavior might be by design.

Yes, I just checked it and there were none to cleanup so no option to tick.

This tutorial could use a couple screenshots in the first post.
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