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Windows Updates - Remove Outdated Updates in Windows 7

How to Remove Outdated Windows Updates in Disk Cleanup in Windows 7
Published by windude99
08 Oct 2013
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How to Remove Outdated Windows Updates Using Disk Cleanup in Windows 7

information   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Microsoft released an update on October 8, 2013 that allows you to remove outdated Windows Updates using Disk Cleanup in Windows 7.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  • To enable you to roll back to previous updates, updates are stored in the WinSxS store even after they are superseded by later updates. Therefore, after you run the Disk Cleanup wizard, you may be unable to roll back to a superseded update. If you want to roll back to a superseded update that the Disk Cleanup wizard deletes, you can manually install the update.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Source: Update is available that enables you to delete outdated Windows updates by using a new option in the Disk Cleanup wizard in Windows 7 SP1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   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.
32 Bit:
download

64 Bit:
download
2. Open Disk Cleanup.

Note   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Windows Updates - Remove Outdated Updates in Windows 7-windows_update_cleanup.png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!


08 Oct 2013   #1
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

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


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09 Oct 2013   #2
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

I keep getting this and can go no further. Can not download the update.


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09 Oct 2013   #3
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
I keep getting this and can go no further. Can not download the update.
Is your date/time correct?
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09 Oct 2013   #4
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Yes.
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09 Oct 2013   #5
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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

That's the direct link. Use only for x64 win7 english! Works?
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09 Oct 2013   #6
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Thank's for the direct link but, looks like its been installed already.
Maybe it was in the 20 updates from yesterday ?


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09 Oct 2013   #7
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
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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09 Oct 2013   #8
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

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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09 Oct 2013   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

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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