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Windows 7: did you find issue with Windows Update Cleanup?

11 Oct 2013   #11
grits

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

, me too Seffrid.


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12 Oct 2013   #12
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Any way to see what updates Windows finds obsolete and wants to delete?
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13 Oct 2013   #13
Coram Daes

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As far as I can see you can't. Not in the normal interface.

Selecting Temporary Internet Files or Downloaded Program Files give you the option to View files, but that option is not there for Service Pack Backup Files (mine was 0, so could be due to that) or Windows Update Cleanup.
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13 Oct 2013   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I got my cleanup tool through Windows Updates and used it as directed. It worked and removed 4.41 gb without any problems. I did reboot twice afterwards because I'm paranoid.
Then I check for any new Windows 7 updates and none were found, that's good.

As far as I know their is no log of what has been removed.
For me the tool worked as advertised.
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13 Oct 2013   #15
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Any way to see what updates Windows finds obsolete and wants to delete?
Yes.

To be clear - we are talking about installing KB2852386 and then running the disk cleanup tool.

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Open this log file before clicking on the button named Delete Files (shown above).
Code:
%SystemRoot%\Logs\CBS\DeepClean.log
When you see an entry like...
Adding: Package_for_KB2532531........
...that will be an update that will be cleaned.

That same info seems to be in here:
Code:
%SystemRoot%\Logs\DISM\dism.log
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13 Oct 2013   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have been doing some more looking and did find this.
A log after cleaning was done.

Attachment 289602

I haven't been able to find many things using Windows explorer lately but when I use Everything Search it finds them in 1 to 2 seconds.
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13 Oct 2013   #17
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Process Monitor showed the cleanup tool was writing to CBS.log, DeepClean.log and dism.log.

It was a busy lumberjack :-)
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13 Oct 2013   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I just set my Explore search option back to default. Maybe that will help.
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13 Oct 2013   #19
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Fascinating. Thanks for the information guys.

Do we know if the program is just deleting the saved downloaded installer files, or is it actually undoing the operating system update changes?
I would guess that those changes had already been un-done by newer updates and that would therefore make the older update obsolete - therefore no need to keep the download saved or available.
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13 Oct 2013   #20
NoelDP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I have been doing some more looking and did find this.
A log after cleaning was done.


I haven't been able to find many things using Windows explorer lately but when I use Everything Search it finds them in 1 to 2 seconds.

Bear - can you PM me that log (or attach it here?) - I want to compare a 'normal system' with the results I get from my VM's, and I'm not going to run the tool on my live system!
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