Disk cleanup after patch Tuesday

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  1. Banzi

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    I usually run disk cleanup on Windows 8.1 x64 a few days after each patch Tuesday. I have noticed afterwards that when checking windows update a few days later it shows updates that were already installed saying they need to be installed again, I have attached two screenshots showing this, notice the dates the updates were published. Has anyone else had this happen?
     

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    Thanks for the reply. I let them install again & rebooted even though it didn't ask for a reboot. Just though it was weird as they show in update history 3 times now lol.
     
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    Yeah like you said "LOL", do you empty the cache of Update ?, if not open a command prompt as administrator and :

    1- C:\Windows\system32>Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    2- Delete all files in (not the folder) in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\

    Reboot and let us know.

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    @Banzi

    Something : in your last post you said these updates are present 3 times in the update history, but have you checked the installed ones, not the history :

    Update history : Located in left pane of Windows Updates.
    Installed Updates : Located in left pane of Program and features.

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    Cheers, ran the DSIM command in admin CMD prompt & then deleted the files the download folder you mentioned, rebooted & ran windows update & nothing showed up. Like I said the issue seems to stem from running disk cleanup to remove the windows update backup files.
     
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    Those updates show up in the windows update history about three times but the ones that show as installed in program & features have different KB numbers. I installed the two updates shown in the two screenshots in my first post but installed updates in program & features shows KB2980654 & KB2959977 & not the KB numbers in the screenshots.
     
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    So you don't have to worry important is installed updates, and for the WindowsDiskCleanup, it does not remove backup updates, it removes outdated (superseeded ) updates.

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    Cheers for the info. I thought removing the windows update backup files removed the ones that are installed every patch Tuesday.
     
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