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Disk Cleanup Stuck With Windows Update Cleanup With SSD

  1. #11


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Glad David's help worked for you, do post back how much time it take for disk cleanup tomorrow

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  2. #12


    Posts : 83
    Windows 7 64-bit


    Okay so everything finished & Disk Cleanup finished in a flash but, now there's 9 MB of data still lingering:

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    Rebooted & ran Disk Cleanup again & the 9 MB was still there. Is this normal? At this point I'm considering wiping update history just for good measure lol.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 83
    Windows 7 64-bit


    It only an eye blink for Disk Cleanup to finish but, there's a 9 MB still around very peculiar lol. In Windows 7, this never happened to me...
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  4. #14


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Oh so the real problem in your case was corrupted system files.

    I think 9mb is okay. In mine 260mb update files were still there after system cleanup. I'm not sure may be David can help about explaining why.
    I think system retains last 30days files and it is not deleted, something like that. But there are cmd commands for removing them too I suppose, look in tutorials be Brink here.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 83
    Windows 7 64-bit


    Yeah I'm willing to 30 days to test it out lol. I'll ask Brink & see if he can shed a little more light on the subject.
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  6. #16


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


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

    The above tutorial explains it. I think you've removed everything with the suggestion given by David. If there is no problem now, that would be enough.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 83
    Windows 7 64-bit


    Alrighty then so after double & triple checking a few things after a quick nap all is well again. Had to take more steps than I innitially thought were necessary but, I got it working again. Thanks guys.
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  8. #18


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Before---

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    After running it again---

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    I do not know why the 4 MBs is still there.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 83
    Windows 7 64-bit


    Try:

    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


    Then run:


    sfc /scannow

    In that order, that should do the trick.
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by Casey Stellar View Post
    Damn 6+ hours? That's what I'm looking at? :O
    I doubt it. Disc cleanup, including Windows Update, takes less than 10 minutes on my 750GB HDD. But then, I run it after almost every update cycle.
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