does w10 disk cleanup remove windows updates?

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  1. Posts : 3,847
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #11

    drugo said:
    hi
    do you mean that after 30-45 days i can run disk cleanup and i can find Windows Update Cleanup?

    and Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase does not perform the same task of windows update cleanup
    thanks
    Yes after the waiting period, it will clean-up old windows updated files..

    /resetbase will remove ALL old windows updated files - regardless of when updated = no waiting period

    Both methods do the same thing as far as clean-up - Except the waiting period
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  2. Posts : 287
    windows 10 pro 64
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       #12

    Kyhi said:
    Yes after the waiting period, it will clean-up old windows updated files..
    hi Kyhi

    do you mean i have to run disk cleanup or there is a built in schedule that perform automatically the clean up?
    and may i know where did you find such information
    thansks
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  3. Posts : 3,847
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #13

    you can add (create) it as a Scheduled task
    or you can run it as you have been
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  4. Posts : 127
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2 (COMP. 19044.1620) x 64
       #14

    Also, you can to download "Glary Utilities", and inside the "Clean Disk", you can able the squares selection for "Windows Updates" and "Windows Installer Temporary". Glary Search for all the "copies" witch Windows lets in your hard disk. You can recovery the same space rather the procedures describes early in this thread.
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       #15

    Kyhi said:
    you can add (create) it as a Scheduled task
    or you can run it as you have been
    hi
    thanks but i can't find online nothing about
    the windows updates that are part of the cleanup process are 30-45 days old
    Enrique said:
    Also, you can to download "Glary Utilities", and inside the "Clean Disk", you can able the squares selection for "Windows Updates" and "Windows Installer Temporary". Glary Search for all the "copies" witch Windows lets in your hard disk. You can recovery the same space rather the procedures describes early in this thread.
    hi
    but Glary Utilities when performs the Windows Updates deletes the files inside c:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\
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  6. Posts : 287
    windows 10 pro 64
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       #16

    Kyhi said:
    you can add (create) it as a Scheduled task
    or you can run it as you have been
    hi Kyhi , have you tried to change the clock in the bios and after boot and check if it works?
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    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #17

    hi
    but Glary Utilities when performs the Windows Updates deletes the files inside c:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\
    Those are files that Windows Updates downloaded to and perform installation. You can also manually remove them, they are no longer needed once the updates completed.

    Instead of using regular disk cleanup: cleanmgr.exe
    Open Admin command prompt and run it in extended mode, you will have more options to select, copy and paste the line below:
    %SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:35 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:35
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  8. Posts : 287
    windows 10 pro 64
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       #18

    topgundcp said:
    Instead of using regular disk cleanup: cleanmgr.exe
    Open Admin command prompt and run it in extended mode, you will have more options to select, copy and paste the line below:
    %SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:35 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:35
    hi Topgundcp
    great never seen so many options
    by the way have you tried to change the bios clock to see if disk clean after 30/45 days is able to delete windows updated files ?
    thanks
    Last edited by drugo; 22 Aug 2015 at 10:22.
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  9. Posts : 287
    windows 10 pro 64
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       #19

    Kyhi said:
    the windows updates that are part of the cleanup process are 30-45 days old...
    Meaning the old file backups are removed after 30-45days and only the Updated files remain..

    to perform a disk cleanup Now and bypass the 45days waiting period >

    EDIT - Mod inserted Link removed

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
    hi
    is it better run it via cmd as administrator or powershell ?
    thanks
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  10. Posts : 61,587
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #20

    drugo said:
    hi
    is it better run it via cmd as administrator or powershell ?
    thanks
    Hello Drugo, :)

    It needs to be run in an elevated command prompt.

    WinSxS Folder (Component Store) - Clean Up in Windows 8.1
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