Windows Updates - Remove Outdated Updates in Windows 7

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  1. Posts : 15
    MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
       #20

    still there is no WUC box run as administrator
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  2. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #21

    Happens to me all the time, Bear

    No need to apologize, we're all here to help.
    Layback Bear said:
    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.
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  3. Posts : 15
    MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
       #22

    also tried right click cleanmgr run as administrator no luck
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  4. Posts : 15
    MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
       #23

    how can I know that I have full administrator control? that might be my problem
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  5. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #24

    go to Control Panel -> User Accounts [Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts]
    If it says Administrator next to your login icon, then you are an administrator.

    Please explain more clearly what you mean by: also tried right click cleanmgr run as administrator no luck
    did you not see the option, or did it not allow you to run as....

    If you're a standard user and try to run as an administrator, it should ask you for the admin password.
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  6. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #25

    Confirmation needed: Disk Cleanup, Windows Update Cleanup


    While doing some other maintenance, I ran Disk cleanup.
    The run status shows "Scanning: Windows Update Cleanup", but the WUC checkbox was not displayed.

    This leads me to believe that Disk Cleanup does not present the Windows Update option if there is nothing found during the scan for Windows Update cleanup.

    Confirmation needed: run Disk Cleanup, clean Windows update files, run disk cleanup.
    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
    howiewowie said:
    Brink said:
    ... Did you already try manually installing the 64-bit update from step 1?
    it shows it was already installed
    howiewowie said:
    still there is no WUC box run as administrator
    howiewowie said:
    how can I know that I have full administrator control? that might be my problem
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  7. Posts : 15
    MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
       #26

    yes I have full control
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  8. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #27

    Ok, that's good. My post above yours was to say that I am experiencing the same thing as you. The only difference is that I did see the checkbox at one time.

    So I was asking other members to confirm my suspicion that if there are no WU to clean, then disk cleanup doesn't present the option to tick. In other words, this behavior might be by design.

    Perhaps you can wait for a few Defender updates and then try Disk Cleanup and let us know if the WUC option is available.
    howiewowie said:
    yes I have full control
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  9. Posts : 1
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
       #28

    Very cool, just ran it...thanks!

    Glad I found this site!
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  10. Posts : 17,322
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #29

    Slartybart said:

    So I was asking other members to confirm my suspicion that if there are no WU to clean, then disk cleanup doesn't present the option to tick. In other words, this behavior might be by design.

    Yes, I just checked it and there were none to cleanup so no option to tick.

    This tutorial could use a couple screenshots in the first post.
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