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    Update files

    Is it necessary to keep Windows Update files after they are installed? After a few years they take up a lot of space.

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    No it's not, but it's worth having an image backup or two before deleting them.

    cheers, Paul

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    If you decide to save some space, by deleting those files that start with a $ in the Windows directory, then scroll down the screen and also remove the log files that start with "KB".

    Those things never go away, but just keep building up as long as Windows survives or till you manually remove them.
    Or, till you shut off Auto Updates.

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    The later Windows versions may not have the $ files as XP does. I use the Disk Cleanup utility to eliminate these files once per month during my Image creation after patch Tuesday.
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