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Windows 7: moving windows updates

11 Feb 2015   #1
whatfor

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moving windows updates

My SSD drive is nearly full and I am wondering if I can move win updates to my other drive. Ive heard its possible to make a symbolic link from the D drive to the C drive. Will this work


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11 Feb 2015   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

How big is the SSD?
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11 Feb 2015   #3
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whatfor View Post
My SSD drive is nearly full and I am wondering if I can move win updates to my other drive. Ive heard its possible to make a symbolic link from the D drive to the C drive. Will this work
If you right click the C drive on My Computer, you can do a Disc Cleanup.

I don't know why you want to save the updates on another drive?

You can always check the installed updates by clicking Update and selecting Show Installed.
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11 Feb 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Updates are not like files. They are bits and pieces that go here and there in the system. If you want to update your system, you have to run/install them.

Now let's solve your SSD space problem. Is that a laptop with only 1 disk or a desktop with other disks too. To get a start, run this program, take a snip of the output and post that here.
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11 Feb 2015   #5
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Never said you didn't have to run them.

When I click Disc Cleanup, it removes the temp files that already run updates created, thereby adding space to my SSD.

I assumed the OP already ran the updates.
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11 Feb 2015   #6
whs
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Never said you didn't have to run them.
My post was directed at the OP, not at you.
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11 Feb 2015   #7
PSCO2007

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My post was directed at the OP, not at you
OOPS!
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