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Windows 7: Delete SoftwareDistribution folder, now asking for updates again

15 Dec 2014   #1
LM2008

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Delete SoftwareDistribution folder, now asking for updates again

Hello, i have a question regarding Windows Updates and the folder SoftwareDistribution in Windows folder. It contained the folder Download taking almost 2 GB of space. I renamed SoftwareDistribution to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution.old and restarted the laptop. Everything was fine so i deleted the folder "DOwnload" and everything was. No asking for updates, but today it says there are 42 new updates. I went to the summary to see what the updates were about and notices they are the same i already had. Are they really on the system or did the were deleted after i deleted the folder? I want to know so i can just hide the updates in the list to avoid asking again for updates (at east those).


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15 Dec 2014   #2
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Please post your C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log file and

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)
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