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-> Where are the Windows Update backup files?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Steve JORDI, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Steve JORDI

    Steve JORDI Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    under XP, backup files from Windows Updates where hidden in the System
    directory under a name like $NT_9834928743990

    I'd like to clean up Win 7 from all backup updates.
    Where are they stored? Directory? Filenaming convention?

    Thanks for any help

    Sincerely,
    Steve JORDI

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  2. Emrys Davies

    Emrys Davies Flightless Bird

    "Steve JORDI" <stevejordiK__I_L_LSP_AM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:7fqsn5t5jedm35j7c49da4pofvgpag7hta@4ax.com...
    > Hi,
    > under XP, backup files from Windows Updates where hidden in the System
    > directory under a name like $NT_9834928743990
    >
    > I'd like to clean up Win 7 from all backup updates.
    > Where are they stored? Directory? Filenaming convention?
    >
    > Thanks for any help
    >
    > Sincerely,
    > Steve JORDI


    Go to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and features > Installed Updates.
     
  3. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Steve JORDI" <stevejordiK__I_L_LSP_AM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:7fqsn5t5jedm35j7c49da4pofvgpag7hta@4ax.com...
    > Hi,
    > under XP, backup files from Windows Updates where hidden in the System
    > directory under a name like $NT_9834928743990
    >
    > I'd like to clean up Win 7 from all backup updates.
    > Where are they stored? Directory? Filenaming convention?
    >
    > Thanks for any help
    >
    > Sincerely,
    > Steve JORDI
    >


    It looks like they're here:
    C:/Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
     
  4. Steve JORDI

    Steve JORDI Flightless Bird

    Dave,
    thanks, yes, I think that those are the patches...
    I'll move them somewhere else and see whether everything is fine
    without them.


    Sincerely,
    Steve JORDI

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  5. Steve JORDI

    Steve JORDI Flightless Bird

    >Go to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and features > Installed Updates.

    I was talking about the files themselves, like the $NTnnnn directories
    in Windows XP.
    The control panel will just show a list of what has been installed.
    Those are not the actual files themselves. Thanks anyway.


    Sincerely,
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