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Windows 7: Windows Updates - any way to discover their size?

10 Feb 2015   #1
ausgumbie

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Windows Updates - any way to discover their size?

Hi all

Back in 2012 I tried to find out if (among other things) Windows indicated the size of its periodic updates. This was to help keep a track of broadband usage.

Today I'm still on that quest. At the time, one respondent noted: "The time to see update download size is before they are downloaded. You can also see what updates have been installed too, and the date installed, but not size. "

Anyone know if things have changed? Or is the only way to see the size of each update still before they're downloaded? Bit hard if they're automatic.

At the moment it seems the only way to find out retrospectively is to search the details of each update individually at MS Download Centre.

Cheers

ausgumbie


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10 Feb 2015   #2
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I prefer using a tool like PSWindowsUpdate from a PowerShell window. It provides sizes, amongst other things, about available updates. For example:

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12 Feb 2015   #3
ausgumbie

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi cluberti

Powershell not known to me - screen shot looks useful. I might just give it a try.

Many thanks indeed!

ausgumbie
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22 Feb 2015   #4
ausgumbie

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

There having been no other responses, I'm marking this as Solved and thank cluberti for something I will try out.

Cheers

ausgumbie
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