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Windows 7: List of optional updates

19 Jun 2015   #1
dancing leaves

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 
List of optional updates

The updates about upgrading to Windows 10 and thinking more about optional updates got me thinking that maybe I don't need all these optional updates stealing space and resources on my computer.

I'd kinda like to uninstall optional updates. Is there an easy way to identify the optional updates and uninstall them?


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19 Jun 2015   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Are you experiencing any problems currently?
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19 Jun 2015   #3
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Updates do NOT 'steal space and resources'
If your system is that short of spare room that the space required for updates is critical, then it's time to either clear out the dead wood, or get a new hard drive.
As far as resources go, updates generally use NO resources, unless they provide new functionality. Most times, updates actually attempt to decrease resource usage.
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19 Jun 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Worrying about Windows updates taking up to much space is like worrying about gasoline taking up to much space in your gasoline tank.

Windows 7 will not work properly without the needed updates.

As Noel has stated; you either remove things you don't need from the drive or you get a bigger drive. Windows 7 also needs about 10 to 15% free space on it's drive/partition to work properly.

Their is no magic tricks to get around installing needed Windows 7 Updates or lack of space.

Their is a tutorial by Brink that could help you with hard drive space. Please read.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover
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