Win7 Disk Cleanup Wizard addon

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Win7 Disk Cleanup Wizard addon

Postposted on Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:49 pm

Hi All:
Windows 7 sent out an update in October which I just became aware of....Disk Cleanup Wizard addon lets users delete outdated Windows updates on Windows 7 SP1. I was doing a routine "disk cleanup" and discovered that when I ran it a second time and selected the "clean-up system files" tab, that it listed over 4 GBs of obsolete Windows updates that could be cleaned up! That's a pretty good hunk of space to put back to use. I then checked on all my Win7 pc's and all had over 4 GBs of old windows updates that could be removed. To see the Microsoft site article go to:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2852386
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Re: Win7 Disk Cleanup Wizard addon

Postposted on Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:55 pm

Sounds like this could be especially useful for people who use a SSD as their system drive. While 4GB may not matter when using a modern hard drive, it is still a substantial chunk of space relative to the size of most SSDs.
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Re: Win7 Disk Cleanup Wizard addon

Postposted on Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:15 pm

That's what I thought too! Even worse if the user didn't realize he still had Win7 Service Pack 1 files saved and they can be removed also.
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Re: Win7 Disk Cleanup Wizard addon

Postposted on Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:21 pm

Nice tip!

Thank you.
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Re: Win7 Disk Cleanup Wizard addon

Postposted on Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:46 pm

This is a feature back ported from Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

It was nice of Microsoft to provide it for Windows 7 users.
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Re: Win7 Disk Cleanup Wizard addon

Postposted on Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:11 pm

Ryu Connor wrote:This is a feature back ported from Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

It was nice of Microsoft to provide it for Windows 7 users.

It was also updated in 8.1 to include outdated device drivers...somehow found 1.5 gigs on here and my other system had very little.
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Re: Win7 Disk Cleanup Wizard addon

Postposted on Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:54 am

Thanks for the tip.....Like JBI said this really helps my 60gb OS drive. Now I have a couple more computer to do.
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Re: Win7 Disk Cleanup Wizard addon

Postposted on Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:43 am

I've never really paid attention to it from a client OS side before, I had over 7GB on mine! Thanks for the heads up.
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