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How to clean the Windows Update History RRS feed

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    Hello,

     

    I'm wondering if it's possible to clean or delete the entries of the updates that reported errors from the "Windows Update History" list.

     

    Regards

    Friday, December 14, 2007 7:33 PM

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  • Hi Reckon,

     

    Thank you for your post.

     

    Based on my research, we cannot delete one single entry in the Windows Update History list. However, we can clear the whole update history by renaming the file DataStore.edb (which is stored in C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore) to DataStore.edb.old.

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Sincerely,

    Joson Zhou

    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Tuesday, December 18, 2007 9:59 AM
    Moderator

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  • Hi Reckon,

     

    Thank you for your post.

     

    Based on my research, we cannot delete one single entry in the Windows Update History list. However, we can clear the whole update history by renaming the file DataStore.edb (which is stored in C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore) to DataStore.edb.old.

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Sincerely,

    Joson Zhou

    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Tuesday, December 18, 2007 9:59 AM
    Moderator
  • You wrote: Based on my research, we cannot delete one single entry in the Windows Update History list. However, we can clear the whole update history by renaming the file DataStore.edb (which is stored in C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore) to DataStore.edb.old.

    Thank you for that info.

    My Question  concerns update history being blank.  I believe this happened at time of a system restore.  I do notice installed history is populated. Is there any way to repopulate the update history with the installed history?

     

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 7:58 PM
  • Yes please,

    What's the impact by deleting the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataStore.edb file ?


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