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    Windows Updates - Remove Outdated Updates in Windows 7

    Windows Updates - Remove Outdated Updates in Windows 7

    How to Remove Outdated Windows Updates in Disk Cleanup in Windows 7
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    How to Remove Outdated Windows Updates Using Disk Cleanup in Windows 7

       Information
    Microsoft released an update on October 8, 2013 that allows you to remove outdated Windows Updates using Disk Cleanup in Windows 7.

    This update adds a new plugin to the Disk Cleanup wizard. After you install this update, you can use the Windows Update Cleanup option to delete Windows updates that you no longer need.

    Notes

    • The Windows Update Cleanup option is available only when the Disk Cleanup wizard detects Windows updates that you do not need on the computer.
    • To enable you to roll back to previous updates, updates are stored in the WinSxS store even after they are superseded by later updates. Therefore, after you run the Disk Cleanup wizard, you may be unable to roll back to a superseded update. If you want to roll back to a superseded update that the Disk Cleanup wizard deletes, you can manually install the update.
    Running Windows Update Cleanup will reduce the size of the WinSxS folder (component store) and gain more hard drive space.

    Source: Update is available that enables you to delete outdated Windows updates by using a new option in the Disk Cleanup wizard in Windows 7 SP1

       Note
    Be sure you are running Windows 7 Service Pack 1.




    Instructions:

    1. If you have not already, you will need to download and install the update from Windows Update or from the Microsoft Download Center links below.
    2. Open Disk Cleanup.

       Note
    You need to run Disk Cleanup as Administrator or select "Clean up system files" in Disk Cleanup.


    3. Tick the "Windows Update Cleanup" box.
    Windows Updates - Remove Outdated Updates in Windows 7-windows_update_cleanup.png
    4. Select OK.

    5. Reboot your computer, so the changes will be applied.


    That's it! You can run this every time you need to clean up old Windows Update files. Post down below if you have any questions or comments!





  1. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #1

    Reading more of the KB, I found something might interest folks - automating disk cleanup.
    How to Automate the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP and Windows 7
    Last edited by Slartybart; 09 Oct 2013 at 00:49.
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  2. Posts : 1,568
    Windows 8.1.1 64bit
       #2

    I keep getting this and can go no further. Can not download the update.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Windows Updates - Remove Outdated Updates in Windows 7-validate.png  
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  3. Posts : 10,796
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #3

    COMPUTIAC said:
    I keep getting this and can go no further. Can not download the update.
    Is your date/time correct?
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  4. Posts : 1,568
    Windows 8.1.1 64bit
       #4

    Yes.
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  5. Posts : 10,796
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #5

    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...852386-x64.msu

    That's the direct link. Use only for x64 win7 english! Works?
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  6. Posts : 1,568
    Windows 8.1.1 64bit
       #6

    Thank's for the direct link but, looks like its been installed already.
    Maybe it was in the 20 updates from yesterday ?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Windows Updates - Remove Outdated Updates in Windows 7-inst.png  
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  7. Posts : 10,796
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #7

    COMPUTIAC said:
    Thank's for the direct link but, looks like its been installed already.
    Maybe it was in the 20 updates from yesterday ?
    Maybe it was... don't know. check your windows update history... or just believe it. You can continue now with tutorial
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  8. Posts : 1,568
    Windows 8.1.1 64bit
       #8

    Checked and found it from yesterday.


    Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2852386)

    Installation date: ‎10/‎8/‎2013 4:43 PM

    Installation status: Successful

    Update type: Recommended

    Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

    More information:
    Update is available that enables you to delete outdated Windows updates by using a new option in the Disk Cleanup wizard in Windows 7 SP1

    Help and Support:
    Microsoft Support
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  9. Posts : 17,322
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #9

    Maybe a note can be added to the tutorial that the update has been available through windows update since Oct. 8th and may already be installed.
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