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clear update cache?

  1. #11


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    If you really want to "clean house" then do the following:

    Run this command and see all that you can delete:
    cleanmgr /sageset:65535

    If you can't wait for the 30 day scheduled MS cleanup, run the following command:
    DISM.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    Read more here: How to Reduce the Size of Your WinSXS Folder on Windows 7 or 8

    Download and Run Wise Disk Cleaner Portable:
    WiseCleaner Downloads - Download Free Registry Cleaner, Download Free Disk Cleaner, Download Wise Care 365
    Run the common and advanced cleanup at default values. See what it finds.

    Use all 3 of the above at your own discretion.


    Good luck,

    my2cents

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by proudtobegreek View Post
    Hello there forumistas,I am using disk cleanup utility,checking "Windows update cleanup" and click ok,pretty straightforward process,but them MB's keep returning,Tried deleting contents of Windows-software distribution-downloads,did not help free up space.Its not a matter of disk space,but of the OS's "behaviour",not performing a simple task like cleanup.I would also need some guidance,deleting "System queued Windows Error Reporting".Thanks in advance for any hints or clues.
    Just a thought:
    Could 'Shadow Copies' be holding some of those files 'hostage'?
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I'm out of ideas.

    I'm sorry I could not help.

    Maybe someone else will be able to.
    Thank you for even bothering,thanks for everything
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by proudtobegreek View Post
    Hello there forumistas,I am using disk cleanup utility,checking "Windows update cleanup" and click ok,pretty straightforward process,but them MB's keep returning,Tried deleting contents of Windows-software distribution-downloads,did not help free up space.Its not a matter of disk space,but of the OS's "behaviour",not performing a simple task like cleanup.I would also need some guidance,deleting "System queued Windows Error Reporting".Thanks in advance for any hints or clues.

    Just a thought:
    Could 'Shadow Copies' be holding some of those files 'hostage'?
    Good thinking,but doesnt apply,no shadow copies here, I do not use system restoration,Macrium takes care of that!
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    If you really want to "clean house" then do the following:

    Run this command and see all that you can delete:
    cleanmgr /sageset:65535

    If you can't wait for the 30 day scheduled MS cleanup, run the following command:
    DISM.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    Read more here: How to Reduce the Size of Your WinSXS Folder on Windows 7 or 8

    Download and Run Wise Disk Cleaner Portable:
    WiseCleaner Downloads - Download Free Registry Cleaner, Download Free Disk Cleaner, Download Wise Care 365
    Run the common and advanced cleanup at default values. See what it finds.

    Use all 3 of the above at your own discretion.


    Good luck,

    my2cents
    I have been running the sageset and clear event commands since the Seven era,powerful and useful cmd's but do not help me with this one.Due to time difference,just woke up and will give them other two options a chance,later in the "Greek" evening.I still have to go to work,thank God!
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  6. #16


    Did get all three of those "Wise Downloads" cleaners,installed (watch it,lots of bloatware),ran common and advanced cleaning,as well slimming option,did find among other small remnants the usual 16MB fonts cache but thats it.The update cache (80MB) was still present plus the thumbnail cache (7MB) was not deleted.The one called Registry cleaner claimed to fix various registry issues,the heck with it.Care 365 looks promising,I gave up on those optimizers a long time ago.
    Issue persists and I am saying it again,its not about the space consumed,but a simple cleanup task not performed.

    regarding DISM.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

    Click image for larger version
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  7. #17


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Hi proudtobegreek,

    First off, I can tell you first hand that Wise Disk Cleaner contains '0" bloatware, again "0" bloatware. I do beta testing for that product and if I found any evidence of that, I would have reported it as such. Now, they may recommend you download a different Wise product and/or ask if you want their newsletter but that is not bloatware. Also, your attempt at using some of their other products was not recommended by me so I assume that decision was based on your own curiosity. With that said, I will now test that dism command on my own pc and update this thread with my results. I'll be back shortly.
    Last edited by my2cents; 25 Feb 2014 at 18:57.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    OK, I ran the command and it took less than 10 seconds to complete (more like 5 seconds). My results follow:

    Click image for larger version
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  9. #19


    All right,maybe "bloatware" wasnt the right term to use,excuse me.I read "use all 3 of the above" and thought you were referring to the three products mentioned in the link,well no,you ment all three actions,thats ok,a little review never hurt anyone!
    The command doesnt complete,simple as that,in no matter am I trying to proove you or any else wrong,just providing "my" outcome.
    MY regards!
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  10. #20


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Hi proudtobegreek,

    Your frustration is evident in every response so I hope you can get that command to work to see if that fixes your issue. Maybe someone else can step in to help you in that area. Good luck!!

    my2cents
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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