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Windows 7: Disk cleanup safe to remove updates ?

11 Jul 2016   #1
rufford155

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Disk cleanup safe to remove updates ?

Disk cleanup says it can remove 13.5GB of windows updates.
Seems an awful lot - is this normal (not done before).
I do not have the Win 10 update files.
Is it safe to remove all thes updates?


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11 Jul 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Rufford,

Yes, it's safe to delete them if you like. It only allows you to remove outdated Windows Updates.

Windows Updates - Remove Outdated Updates in Windows 7
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11 Jul 2016   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I use Disk Cleanup all the time without any problems.

Brink has another tutorial that can make things a little easier.

Disk Cleanup - Add to Context Menu
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11 Jul 2016   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Just a note to keep in mind. Disc clean up, does not actually remove the old updates until you shut down or reboot the computer.
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11 Jul 2016   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Just a note to keep in mind. Disc clean up, does not actually remove the old updates until you shut down or reboot the computer.
...and this can take hours on some computers :-(

The OP might want to set the computer not to sleep and let it work on the reboot process overnight.
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12 Jul 2016   #6
rufford155

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Many thanks for all the advice.
I will do it tonight. (The cleanup that is).
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12 Jul 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I really don't believe it's worth using,
Some updates will return that were removed.
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12 Jul 2016   #8
rufford155

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Someone uses it all the time.

Someone else says not worth it.

Confused? I will be !
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12 Jul 2016   #9
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I use it fairly regularly & have never had any problems. I always leave it a few days after & large Windows Update install to make sure all is well & then I run it.
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12 Jul 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea it's just some thing I leave alone if the updates system is working properly as is
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