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Windows 7: Disk Cleanup does not delete windows update files

28 Oct 2017   #31

Windows 10 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
You might not have enough free space on [C] to run Windows Update cleanup ???
Did you look in Event Viewer to see if there are any errors ?
If you have hibernate turned on, turn it off, at least temporarily.
If you can temporarily move any User data to another drive to free up space, try that.
TFC is a more thorough temp file cleaner, and it's a "portable" program (no installation required).
TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer - Geeks to Go Forum

Thanks from a fellow NC'er! I had ~4GB that would not clean and when I turned hibernation off, I somehow gained ~6 free.

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