Does Windows Update store data on my machine in support of "Resume?"

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  1. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

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    Since Windows Update has Resume support, it must save the data to a cache somewhere on my machine. Am I correct in this assumption? If so, does anyone know where it's located in Vista? I'd like to see how much data is stored in it if there is such a thing.

    Also, is there a point at which the data expires?

    Thank you.
     
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    and some other interesting folders
    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/12/19/tips-to-slim-down-vista/

     
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    Excellent Cundi, thanks! :D
     
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    Well to answer my own question, no there isn't a way to do this Globally. I've searched the registry and found only a small amount of entries that use this install path. Most of the entries were items I do not use on this laptop such as printer, modem etc.. I still may move this to another HD for safe storage for a just in case and delete this folder contents. When I installed Win 7 I had one drive with XP installed on it. I really didn't figure that I would like Win 7 as much as I do. Long story short, I shrunk the drive which has XP on it by about 17 gigs and made a new partition with that space and installed Win 7 to the new partition. In looking back now, I wish that I had shrunk the drive more considering I had enough space to make the new Win 7 partition a little bit bigger.
     
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    Just an update on this, The tip to reclaim up to a gig or more space from the FileRepository directory is a fable. It appears that this directory is nothing more than a place holder just like the winsxs directory.
     
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    Have you tried using mklink?
     
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    New one to me. Looks like I'm fixin to do some serious reading.
     
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