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Windows 7: Save Space? Delete old Windows7 Update Files?

25 Dec 2010   #1
IaskQuestions

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Save Space? Delete old Windows7 Update Files?

I know update files can take up space over time. Im using windows 7 ultimate 64 with all current updates...

Are the size of these files worth deleting?
Are they safe to delete?

just a quick question. Thanks.


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25 Dec 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

The folder called "Download" in C:\windows\Software Distribution acts as a temporary holding place for windows updates, you can safely delete its contents. Depending on the size of the patches MS releases and how long you've let accumulate, its size can run into several hundred MBs. I normally empty it once a month or so.
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25 Dec 2010   #3
IaskQuestions

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
The folder called "Download" in C:\windows\Software Distribution acts as a temporary holding place for windows updates, you can safely delete its contents. Depending on the size of the patches MS releases and how long you've let accumulate, its size can run into several hundred MBs. I normally empty it once a month or so.
Thanks good info. Are there any side effects or draw backs to this?
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