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Can't cleanup backup update files.

  1. #11


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    On the 1st screen, click on Clean Up System Files then it should list "Windows Updates Clean up" on the 2nd sceen as shown:
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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    On the 1st screen, click on Clean Up System Files then it should list "Windows Updates Clean up" on the 2nd sceen as shown:
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    No such thing on this one either but there is "Update package backup files" which doesn't seem to be same thing.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I ran Disk Cleanup (System Files) a bit ago including Windows Update Cleanup, it gave me back about 1.5GB; just ran it again and no Windows Update Cleanup entry, so maybe there's nothing to clean up on your system.
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  4. #14


    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    I ran Disk Cleanup (System Files) a bit ago including Windows Update Cleanup, it gave me back about 1.5GB; just ran it again and no Windows Update Cleanup entry, so maybe there's nothing to clean up on your system.
    Good point. Maybe you should wait a while and run Disk Cleanup again.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    I ran Disk Cleanup (System Files) a bit ago including Windows Update Cleanup, it gave me back about 1.5GB; just ran it again and no Windows Update Cleanup entry, so maybe there's nothing to clean up on your system.
    That's what I was thinking but I get options to Uninstall all the updates since the beginning. In the Task manager that cleaning option was disabled anyway so it shouldn't have done it automatically.
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  6. #16


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    I found mine in Clean up System Files of Disk Cleanup, yours does not appear there?
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    I found mine in Clean up System Files of Disk Cleanup, yours does not appear there?
    That's the kicker, it doesn't. I know it should first place I looked at.
    I also run "cleanmgr /sageset:50" to get more options, there was no 50 options anyway.
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  8. #18


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Do you have any updates queued when you tried to do the update cleaner?
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Do you have any updates queued when you tried to do the update cleaner?
    All the updates are downloaded and successfully applied, none pending.
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  10. #20


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


    I contacted Piriform support about this issue.
    Am awaiting a reply---

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    They had the $NTUinstall remover in CrapCleaner for XP.
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