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  • Started 1 year ago by Scott
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Scott
Scott
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Ay caramaba...

Posted 1 year ago
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warlock
warlock
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Checked at 4:30 when I got home from work. Nothing, now I have 9 important and 2 optional. Late arriving today.

Posted 1 year ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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IMPORTANT !!

For Windows 8 Users:

1. After Installing all Updates

2. Reboot the Machine Twice

3. Click on Disk Cleanup and Run As Administrator

4. ENSURE Windows Update Cleanup Box IS CHECK MARKED

5. Run Disk Cleanup ( Will Take Awhile But Is Necessary )

Rick P.

Posted 1 year ago
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Xhi
Xhi
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Where is Clean Disk? Just this time, or for every update?

Posted 1 year ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Is under Programs / Administrative Tools OR Control Panel / Administrative Tools in the Desktop Mode.

Is the Same Old Program which is in Windows 7 Desk Top Mode.

Is easier to find if you have a Desktop Start Button installed.

Not sure if the Item Windows Update Cleanup Check Mark Box will appear after every Patch Tuesday Update??

I used Disk Cleanup Program because I normally do Machine Maintenance after every Patch Tuesday.

ADDED:

Reboot Machine and then Manually Delete:

Your User Account / Appdata / Local / Temp / Example.tmp Files.

Anything with .tmp file extension is OK to delete.

Then Reboot.

Posted 1 year ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Bump for others to see Tip.

Posted 1 year ago
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gedstar
gedstar
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Hi raphoenix

Can I ask why this is necessary? and would CCleaning do the same job?

Cheers

Ged

IMPORTANT !!

For Windows 8 Users:

1. After Installing all Updates

2. Reboot the Machine Twice

3. Click on Disk Cleanup and Run As Administrator

4. ENSURE Windows Update Cleanup Box IS CHECK MARKED

5. Run Disk Cleanup ( Will Take Awhile But Is Necessary )

Posted 1 year ago
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gedstar
gedstar
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Just wondering if anybody knows why raphoenix suggested the above for Windows 8

Posted 1 year ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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gedstar,

The Disk Clean up ran some kind of process on the machine which took about 10 minutes going through the entire HD.

NOT sure what the process is and what it did.

Since no one else commented, I guess my machine was the only one which had a Windows Update Cleanup Box in Disk Cleaner.

Windows 8 always generates a lot of runtime Custom Log Event Errors on my machines even though I would not know that unless I check the Custom Event Log manually.

Windows 7 NEVER generates a Custom Log Event Error although both O/Ses are setup Identically on the same machines.

Don't Know Why ?

Rick P.

Posted 1 year ago
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gedstar
gedstar
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Hi raphoenix

Running the updates at the moment, so will do it the normal way and post back.
Can I ask why you felt the need to do the above? I mean rebooting twice and running Disk Cleaner after installing the updates for Windows 8

Cheers

Posted 1 year ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Out of good habit, I just have always run Disk Cleaner and Ccleaner after updating a machine.

I do it every evening also before shutting down the system.

Posted 1 year ago
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gedstar
gedstar
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Well just installed the updates and I can confirm that Windows Update Cleanup Box in Disk Cleaner is an option after running as Administrator, if you don't run as administrator Windows Update Cleanup Box won't show but there is an option to Clean up System Files, when you select this Windows Update Cleanup Box will show up after reloading itself. According to Disk Cleaner "Windows keeps copies of all installed updates from Windows Update, even after installing newer versions of updates.
It will either delete or compress the old files
Only takes up about 146MB of space so not sure if it really necessary to worry about them.

Posted 1 year ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Each to their own way of running a machine.

Because I use all SSDs, I don't want any "garbage" just hanging around and cluttering up the systems. :)

Posted 1 year ago
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gedstar
gedstar
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Agree each to their own, I do run regular maintenance procedures on both my Laptop and PC, both have SSD's and create an image every month. Never thought about the windows update files before, just curious aren't they there in-case you need to un-install an update?

Posted 1 year ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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No in theory, one should never have to un-install an Update.

That's why they're called updates.

The only reasons an update fails to install is because the machine is mis-configured or there's some conflicting software on the machine.

Most of the folks who have trouble installing updates are same folks who like running three different AV programs at the same time and such. (LOL) :)

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gedstar
gedstar
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Well that's that sorted, just one thing, maybe you shouldn't have said in your first post about this,

IMPORTANT !!

For Windows 8 Users:

1. After Installing all Updates

2. Reboot the Machine Twice

3. Click on Disk Cleanup and Run As Administrator

4. ENSURE Windows Update Cleanup Box IS CHECK MARKED

5. Run Disk Cleanup ( Will Take Awhile But Is Necessary )

When I read it this morning I assumed that there was an issue with the Windows 8 updates and that people that installed the updates would have to do the above, kind of confusing, or maybe I was the one that just got confused LOL :)

I think it should have been posted as an option to cleaning your system.

Posted 1 year ago
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bubbatie1
bubbatie1
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man my machine (vista 32bit) did not like that update took it over an hour to get it caught up to itself ! all squared away now

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