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2 years ago#1
For some odd reason, Windows never deletes Update files, and just leaves them in your windows folder. I saw this link today, and apparently MS updated the disk cleanup tool at some point to give the option to clear them. I just saved about 4GB of space from my 1 1/2 year old install on my 120GB SSD.

Might be worth a check if you're low on space.

http://www.pagestart.com/win7diskcleanup112013.html
http://www.steamcommunity.com/id/daylecman
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2 years ago#2
alternatively, you can symlink your Users folder to a Hard Disk, freeing up 20+GB
http://i.imgur.com/e4IiIHn.png
2 years ago#3
Yep, cleared 4GB from updates.
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2 years ago#4
Hey thanks for this! Saved me about 3.5gb.
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2 years ago#5
Are you guys using windows 7 or older? Didn't save much at all on windows 8. Curious if MS made some changes or if I've just not had many updates.
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2 years ago#6
I think ccleaner has this as an option.
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2 years ago#7
This has been out for a few months, also I believe this functionality is built into Windows 8.x if I recall correctly..
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2 years ago#8
I haven't installed a Windows update in years.
2 years ago#9
DV8ingSources posted...
Are you guys using windows 7 or older? Didn't save much at all on windows 8. Curious if MS made some changes or if I've just not had many updates.


Windows 7 Ultimate. I had to manually run as administrator for the extra cleanup options to show.
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2 years ago#10
Boge posted...
DV8ingSources posted...
Are you guys using windows 7 or older? Didn't save much at all on windows 8. Curious if MS made some changes or if I've just not had many updates.


Windows 7 Ultimate. I had to manually run as administrator for the extra cleanup options to show.


Yeah there is a system cleanup button in the menu in 8 that requires admin privileges. Didn't gain much though.
http://imgur.com/JSQ63aN
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