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  • how do I remove old Windows update files?
    I have restore files that goes back to 2006 in c:\windows\winSxS folder.


    Saturday, September 13, 2014 8:26 PM

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  • Leave those files present, if you are short on storage, you can reinstall Windows but the boatload of updates will remain the same.

    some have reported 60GB in that folder


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    Saturday, September 13, 2014 8:34 PM
  • how do I remove old Windows update files?
    I have restore files that goes back to 2006 in c:\windows\winSxS folder.



    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2795190
    Sunday, September 14, 2014 8:22 AM

  • http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2795190

    I recommend you make the link live for everyone, I use open a new window (_blank) so the original forum thread is preserved for followup

    the OP might want to consider disk cleanup which is another tool in Windows

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/delete-files-using-disk-cleanup#delete-files-using-disk-cleanup=windows-8

    Cleanup is present in XP up, this page applies to xp and up


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    Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:27 PM
  • the OP might want to consider disk cleanup which is another tool in Windows

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/delete-files-using-disk-cleanup#delete-files-using-disk-cleanup=windows-8

    Cleanup is present in XP up, this page applies to xp and up



    No it does not. The link you posted is specifically for Windows 8/8.1 Did you not notice that this is the Vista forum? How would instructions for Windows 8/8.1 possibly help someone running Vista? You really need to pay attention when posting responses.
    Sunday, September 14, 2014 1:02 PM
  • the OP might want to consider disk cleanup which is another tool in Windows

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/delete-files-using-disk-cleanup#delete-files-using-disk-cleanup=windows-8

    Cleanup is present in XP up, this page applies to xp and up



    No it does not. The link you posted is specifically for Windows 8/8.1 Did you not notice that this is the Vista forum? How would instructions for Windows 8/8.1 possibly help someone running Vista? You really need to pay attention when posting responses.

    there is a combo box on the top right for to select older SKUs of Windows


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    Sunday, September 14, 2014 1:28 PM
  • there is a combo box on the top right for to select older SKUs of Windows



    That is a list control, not a combo box and if you knew it was there why didn't you use to select the correct version for this thread in the first place?
    Sunday, September 14, 2014 2:02 PM
  • there is a combo box on the top right for to select older SKUs of Windows



    That is a list control, not a combo box and if you knew it was there why didn't you use to select the correct version for this thread in the first place?

    whatever, I do not use ASP.NET for web development

    I use JavaScipt and PHP


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    Sunday, September 14, 2014 2:24 PM
  • whatever, I do not use ASP.NET for web development

    I use JavaScipt and PHP



    Whatever, why didn't you post the correct link in the first place? What you may or may not use for development is totally and completely irrelevant here.
    Sunday, September 14, 2014 2:29 PM