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    deleting patch installation files

    With Windows XP almost everyone knew that you could delete the "$Uninstall..." files once you were sure that the patches were OK. Sometimes this could reclaim a substantial amount of disk space. With Windows 8 you can use the disk cleanup tool to remove unneeded Windows patch files. Start disk cleanup - start control panel, then search for disk cleanup, click on "free up disk space by deleting unnecessary files". Once the cleanup wizard has completed its scan click on the "Clean System files" button. There will be an entry for "Unneeded Windows patch files" if there are files that qualify.

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    Just ran this on my home PC and deleted 387MB of Windows updates.

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    I do mine a bit more regularly,... but after I make an image.
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    I use cleanmgr.exe /sageset:nn, select all options, and set cleanmgr.exe /sagerun:nn as a nightly task in Task Scheduler. I make system drive images frequently. Periodically I'll run disk cleanup and click on the Clean system files button.

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    I have my cleanup batch file set to run whenever I boot our PCs. I also use the sageset and sagerun command.
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    JoeP, good morn.
    What more are you achieving as compared to Disk Clean Up, in C:\ Properties ? JP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by handcuff36 View Post
    JoeP, good morn.
    What more are you achieving as compared to Disk Clean Up, in C:\ Properties ? JP.
    Nothing. It is just that there have been questions about removing the Windows patch backups. Since the $NtUnistall files are no longer available as in XP I thought I'd highlight this for any former XP users who might be looking for a way to reclaim some disk space as they had in XP.

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    OK, Joe. You had me guessing for a while. A nice day to you. JP.

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