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Windows 7: Update files?

10 May 2011   #1
badspell68

Windows 7
 
 
Update files?

I just installed Win 7 and did all the updates. Is there a way to clean up and delete all the data use for the updates...everything is working great so I would like to clear out the space?


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10 May 2011   #2
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badspell68 View Post
I just installed Win 7 and did all the updates. Is there a way to clean up and delete all the data use for the updates...everything is working great so I would like to clear out the space?
I'm not exactly sure which data, in particular, you want to remove. However, I can tell you that using a registry cleaner is basically the 21st century equivalent of snake oil, they do more harm that good or nothing at all.

I recomend you download Ccleaner here: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner and run that daily or weekly. It will remove a bunch of files that build up and is believed to be a top notch tool for cleaning up your PC.

In summation, registry cleaners are bad, Ccleaner is good (but don's use its built in registry cleaner) and finally, the built in Windows defrag tool is more than capable and you don't need a third party defragger.
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10 May 2011   #3
badspell68

Windows 7
 
 

Looking to get rid of the Win 7 update install files.
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10 May 2011   #4
Bill2

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

The folder "C:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download" is a temporary placeholder for windows updates, just navigate to it and delete its contents. CCleaner doesnt clean out this folder.
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