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Windows Update Cleanup in Windows 8

  1. #10


    Oh okay. I will have to remember that then.

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  2. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I don't think you should clean the ESD files.

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    We do not recommend to remove the WindowsESD folder. This folder is used by Push Button Reset feature to reset your computer back to its original install state.
    Maybe someone else has better information.
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  3. #12


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    I'm running an extended disk cleanup for the first time ever on mine and it's hung at cleaning Windows Update files for around 2 hours now, but according to Task Manager is still running without incident. This is a regular HDD - not an SSD. Normal behaviour?

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  4. #13


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey Peter,

    It is a bit of a long time, but it could take a while if there is any corruption or a very large amount being cleaned up. It would be best to let it finish at long as there is activity.
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  5. #14


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Yep.
    I use the extended cleanup.
    It hangs for me too for a long time.
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    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    It has just finished, thank God LOL
    Thanks guys.
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  8. #17


    Posts : 20
    Win 7 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro x64

    Slllllooooowwww...


    Same problem here. Fresh install of 8.1 Pro in VM, 2.5gb RAM 2 cores, fully patched, default programs. I started disk cleanup @ 6:58 pm; it found 18mb to remove... I left it running & checked every 15 mins or so. At 8:25 PM with the progress bar @ 50% or so & CPU @ 99% (diskclean & "Module Installer Worker" at around 49% each ) I canceled & shut it down

    Win 8's diskclean/WU Cleanup is atrocious... 7's usually completes in about 10 mins or less for me
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  9. #18


    Posts : 20
    Win 7 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro x64

    No %SystemRoot%\Logs\DISM\dism.log either :(


    Note

    If you like, you can view the details of what will be deleted listed in the dism.log below before clicking on "Delete Files".

    %SystemRoot%\Logs\DISM\dism.log
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    Dialogue box message:
    Location is not available

    C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\ is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device or drive is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you’re connected to the network or Internet, and then try again. If the location still can’t be found, it might have been moved or deleted.
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  10. #19


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    I like this, it work on my windows 7 system and windows 8.1 system. I'm happy now
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