normal Disk Cleanup - Windows Update Cleanup

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15 Oct 2013 11:39 - 15 Oct 2013 11:40 #33125 by L0rdG1gabyt3
I noticed the other day, after the most recent round of windows updates, that there is a new checkbox/feature to the Disk Cleanup utility for Windows 7. It is called Windows Update Cleanup. I regularly run the Disk Cleanup utility, but after seeing the feature on machines at work, I decided to run it this morning at home. Here is what it found on my machine.
To get to this, run the Disk Cleanup utility, then hit the button for "Clean Up system Files"



3.3GB of Windows Update stragglers.

If you run an SSD of a smaller size, every GB counts. How much does yours find?
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16 Oct 2013 03:45 #33129 by Hasbeen
4.86GB on my drive
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16 Oct 2013 03:50 - 16 Oct 2013 03:51 #33130 by L0rdG1gabyt3
This feature came with Win8. I think they slid it in with the most recent Platform Update for Win7 in the past few weeks.
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16 Oct 2013 03:58 - 16 Oct 2013 03:59 #33131 by garfi3ld
mine is 2.9 gigs, it seems like they added a lot of other options as well but I think I'm just being forgetful

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17 Oct 2013 18:18 #33146 by renegade
None of my windows 7 units have this option and all 4 are up to date on patches. Odd.

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17 Oct 2013 18:28 #33147 by garfi3ld
what version of windows 7?

My personal PC is running ultimate

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17 Oct 2013 19:35 #33149 by L0rdG1gabyt3

garfi3ld wrote: what version of windows 7?

My personal PC is running ultimate

Its not just ultimate. Most "regular" people use Home Premium, and Ive seen it in there. In fact, thats where I saw it first.

renegade wrote: None of my windows 7 units have this option and all 4 are up to date on patches. Odd.

Have you tried manually checking for updates?
Here is a link to the MS KB article that will add in the feature.
support.microsoft.com/kb/2852386

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17 Oct 2013 19:51 #33150 by garfi3ld
I figured as much as well, I wasn't sure if it might of been only a Home Premium or Pro feature.

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17 Oct 2013 19:54 #33151 by Plague
My new build removed 2.9Gb, my green machine is removing 9.38Gb

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17 Oct 2013 21:51 - 17 Oct 2013 21:51 #33154 by L0rdG1gabyt3

Plague wrote: My new build removed 2.9Gb, my green machine is removing 9.38Gb

Is that JUST in the update cleanup, or in the entire Windows Cleanup as a whole?
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18 Oct 2013 04:10 #33159 by Plague

L0rdG1gabyt3 wrote:

Plague wrote: My new build removed 2.9Gb, my green machine is removing 9.38Gb

Is that JUST in the update cleanup, or in the entire Windows Cleanup as a whole?


that was total on both, not just update but the updates were about half of the total on both.

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