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Windows update failed and took space

  1. #21


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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Its all very odd I think, and its not simply an error in the way Windows reports space either because I see the increases and decreases reflected in my daily incremental backups. What I did note, was that yesterdays backup (before the disk clean) showed a large change in backed up data that couldn't be accounted for in normal use... perhaps Windows had already marked stuff for deletion or had done a lot of file shuffling in anticipation of the next clean up.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    KB3083711 (update for Windows Update Client) appeared today. A lowly 3.5Mb in size. After installing I find 500Mb has been knocked off my free space.

    Just a sayin'
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  3. #23


    Posts : 100
    Windows 8.1, 10, various Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by Mooly View Post
    KB3083711 (update for Windows Update Client) appeared today

    I get "worried" when the only explanation of an update on Microsoft's sites is "This is an update":

    This article describes an update that contains some improvements to Windows Update Client in Windows 8.1...

    Note- the OTHER update that showed up on my system, 2976978, is just more Microsoft-style spyware: Windows 'snooping' and nagging patches return, including KB 3035583, KB 2952664 | InfoWorld
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  4. #24


    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Indeed. That is one I haven't installed as yet.
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