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Deleating old window 8.1 updates

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    Deleating old window 8.1 updates

    Hi all
    Is it possible to delete old window 8.1 updates such as Microsoft Visual C++2005 Redistributable / 2008 Redistributable which look they have been superseded by later dated updates without causing any adverse effects or should we leave them installed



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    No, but if you run Disk Cleanup has an option to Cleanup system files which will also do a Cleanup of Windows Update files.

    Windows Update Cleanup in Windows 8

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    Last edited by Brink; 20 Mar 2015 at 10:18. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    sorry to be so long in replying , the PC died and had to be reset and only just got back up so our problem has been cured.

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