Windows Updates - Remove Outdated Updates in Windows 7

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  1. Posts : 91
    W7 HOP 64
       #10

    Worked well for me, cleaned up 3.1 GB of wasted space on my C: drive.
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  2. Posts : 15
    MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
       #11

    296 updates count


    I tried your instructions when I got to diskmgr there is not a windows update box or in cleanup disk. checked my updates still 296 back to 11/20/2010 im confused
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  3. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #12

    Try this: type disk cleanup in the search box on the start menu (orb)
    Make sure the selected item is Disk Cleanup and hit enter

    Windows Updates - Remove Outdated Updates in Windows 7-74ms_diskcleanup.png

    A prompt showing you the default drive C:\ might pop up, answer OK or yes
    hit the Clean up system files button
    A prompt showing you the default drive C:\ might pop up, answer OK or yes
    When the utility dialog returns, scroll down until you see Windows Update Cleanup
    tick the box on the left if it is not already ticked.
    Then you can follow the instructions
    howiewowie said:
    I tried your instructions when I got to diskmgr there is not a windows update box or in cleanup disk. checked my updates still 296 back to 11/20/2010 im confused
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  4. Posts : 15,690
    7 X64
       #13

    Cleanmgr will do.
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  5. Posts : 15
    MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
       #14

    oops sorry I meant Disk Cleanup it doesn't not have a windows update box when it opens I hit disk cleanup all on C: I only have one drive C: when disk cleanup starts running it shows reading Service Pack Backup Files then System error memory dump files then Windows Update Cleanup it has a box to check for SPBF and Semdf but none for WUC
    Last edited by howiewowie; 14 Oct 2013 at 21:20.
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  6. Posts : 70,935
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #15

    Hello Howie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Did you already try manually installing the 64-bit update from step 1?
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  7. Posts : 15
    MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
       #16

    Slartybart said:
    Try this: type disk cleanup in the search box on the start menu (orb)
    Make sure the selected item is Disk Cleanup and hit enter

    Windows Updates - Remove Outdated Updates in Windows 7-74ms_diskcleanup.png

    A prompt showing you the default drive C:\ might pop up, answer OK or yes
    hit the Clean up system files button
    A prompt showing you the default drive C:\ might pop up, answer OK or yes
    When the utility dialog returns, scroll down until you see Windows Update Cleanup
    tick the box on the left if it is not already ticked.
    Then you can follow the instructions
    howiewowie said:
    I tried your instructions when I got to diskmgr there is not a windows update box or in cleanup disk. checked my updates still 296 back to 11/20/2010 im confused
    oops sorry I meant Disk Cleanup it doesn't not have a windows update box when it opens I hit disk cleanup all on C: I only have one drive C: when disk cleanup starts running it shows reading Service Pack Backup Files then System error memory dump files then Windows Update Cleanup it has a box to check for SPBF and Semdf but none for WUC
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  8. Posts : 15
    MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
       #17

    Brink said:
    Hello Howie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Did you already try manually installing the 64-bit update from step 1?
    it shows it was already installed
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  9. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #18

    Are you logged in as an administrator?

    Try running the disk cleanup "as administrator"
    Right click on the highlighted search result "Disk Cleanup"
    select "run as administrator" from the alternate meniu
    you won't have the "Clean Up Files System" button and you should see WUC below Thumbnails and above "Per User archived WER"
    howiewowie said:
    oops sorry I meant Disk Cleanup it doesn't not have a windows update box when it opens I hit disk cleanup all on C: I only have one drive C:
    when disk cleanup starts running it shows reading Service Pack Backup Files then System error memory dump files then Windows Update Cleanup
    it has a box to check for SPBF and Semdf but none for WUC
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Windows Updates - Remove Outdated Updates in Windows 7-cleanmgr-c.png  
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  10. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #19

    This might help.
    When you use Cleanmgr right tick on it and select Run as Administrator.

    Sorry Slartybart I was typing while you were posting.
    Last edited by Layback Bear; 14 Oct 2013 at 21:58. Reason: add line
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