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Windows 7: the latest windows update cannot be removed

12 Jan 2019   #31
rick33

windows 7 home premium /64
 
 

this is how it always is.
what do you think?
thanks
NOTE this laptop is only used for the internet. a separate laptop is for creative activities and never connects to the Internet




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12 Jan 2019   #32
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi

That % is remarkably high, as you only Surf on it
So is the amount currently in use

I'd take it down to 10%.

It MIGHT be whats causing your problem. WU creates temporary files before it performs the actuall task, now if you've' not got enough spare space it WILL fail.


Roy
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12 Jan 2019   #33
rick33

windows 7 home premium /64
 
 

Thanks Roy, that is the opposite to what i was advised years ago!
was told to leave lots of room for system restore points!
as system restore no longer works, i suspect i will have to go back to factory specs.grooooooooon!

does this pic help?


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13 Jan 2019   #34
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Rick33,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
That % is remarkably high, as you only Surf on it.
So is the amount currently in use.
I'd take it down to 10%.

It MIGHT be whats causing your problem. WU creates temporary files before it performs the actuall task, now if you've' not got enough spare space it WILL fail.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rick33 View Post
Well it finally stopped adding updates - nothing now from 2019.
But system restore still does not work.
You could try changing the amount of disk space used for System Restore Points to 10% or 20%.

Click Start => Control Panel => System => System protection in the left hand pane.
Close the Control Panel => All Control Panel Items => System window.
Click C: to highlight it => click Configure.

Adjust the Max Usage: slider to how much disk space you want System Protection to use => click OK => click OK.

I hope this helps!
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13 Jan 2019   #35
rick33

windows 7 home premium /64
 
 

"Adjust the Max Usage: slider to how much disk space you want System Protection to use => click OK => click OK."
Is that the one that should be 20%?
thanks for your help
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13 Jan 2019   #36
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Rick33,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rick33 View Post
"Adjust the Max Usage: slider to how much disk space you want System Protection to use => click OK => click OK."
Is that the one that should be 20%?
Yes, or what % you think is best!
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13 Jan 2019   #37
rick33

windows 7 home premium /64
 
 

thanks - for years it has been 70% !!
see pic above post 31
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14 Jan 2019   #38
rick33

windows 7 home premium /64
 
 

306gb has to be enough spare room for system restore don't you think?
thanks
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14 Jan 2019   #39
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Rick33,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rick33 View Post
306gb has to be enough spare room for system restore don't you think?
Only you can decide what is enough room.

You could simplify this decision by looking at the amount of space a System Restore point uses. Then work out how many System Restore points you would actually need to be on the safe side!

Just a thought!
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14 Jan 2019   #40
Struggling7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rick33 View Post
306gb has to be enough spare room for system restore don't you think?
thanks
If it helps to have comparison, I just checked mine and its set at 4% (34.24gb). Its always been fine and has never been changed since Win 7 installed.
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