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Windows 7: want to delete Hotfixes and Updates Leftovers


30 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
 
 
[solved]want to delete Hotfixes and Updates Leftovers

Can Hotfixes and update leftovers be deleted like Windows XP? in which folder they are saved now in windows 7? i want to check how much space is staking and if its worth the gain. I have a recently created full backup and image system just in case something goes wrong so that may not be a problem.

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30 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

If you want delete downloaded updates just empty C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder.Opposite to XP you cannot clear hotfixes list or delete unused backups (the only exceptions will be service packs like in Vista -I think so)
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01 Aug 2010   #3

Windows XP Home, Professional, Media CenterWindows 7 Home, Professional, Ultimate
 
 
Use This Software

Look for ccleaner online
it's free and easy to use

if you get any hot uninstallers, you can select from option

give it a go, its free and gudy
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01 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computerguys View Post
Look for ccleaner online
it's free and easy to use

if you get any hot uninstallers, you can select from option

give it a go, its free and gudy
I doesn't work on updates for Windows.
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01 Aug 2010   #5

Windows XP Home, Professional, Media CenterWindows 7 Home, Professional, Ultimate
 
 
Thtz True

But You Know Where to go and delete window updates

Dont You??

C:\Windows\Software Distribution\Download
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01 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computerguys View Post
But You Know Where to go and delete window updates

Dont You??

C:\Windows\Software Distribution\Download
In this folder are only downloaded updates as I said in my first post .Update leftovers are stored in somewhere in C:\Windows\WinSxS and no way to remove them
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01 Aug 2010   #7

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

download tune up utilities, theres alot of tools they have for pc tune up, go to the one that says disk cleaner or disk cleanup etc and then gol to updates and backups
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01 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freaky88 View Post
download tune up utilities, theres alot of tools they have for pc tune up, go to the one that says disk cleaner or disk cleanup etc and then gol to updates and backups
But it affect only on C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution....
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02 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
 
 

What i really meant was update backups and files that are not necessary anymore like the ones in Windows XP, the one to Uninstall them. I downloaded a clean app and cleaned
C:\Windows\Software Distribution\Download but the space that those files were taking was only 11 MB and it was really strange for me because if i remember correct, in XP they took like 200 MB or more.
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02 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LM2008 View Post
What i really meant was update backups and files that are not necessary anymore like the ones in Windows XP, the one to Uninstall them. I downloaded a clean app and cleaned
C:\Windows\Software Distribution\Download but the space that those files were taking was only 11 MB and it was really strange for me because if i remember correct, in XP they took like 200 MB or more.
I'm not surprised,I suggest check size of system protection
System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage
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