windows 7 is safe to delete this folder?

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi

    i run windows 7 , with all the update/hotfixes

    in xp , i used Removes Hotfix and ccleaner , to delete the backups after an update

    outside the system restore , is safe delete this folder?


    c:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\->

    i guess it should contain all the update downloaded and backups after the updates

    thanks
     
  2. Boyfriend

    Boyfriend Registered Member

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    After successful update and restart, it is safe to delete 'C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads'. I always do this since last year (on both Windows XP and 7) and never have any problem with Windows update.
     
  3. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    but in the control panel i have still the list of the updates :(
     
  4. bonedriven

    bonedriven Registered Member

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    I think windows/winsxs is where your windows patches installs. It is said not safe to delete the contents in the folder though.
     
  5. Boyfriend

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    Control Panel/Windows Update shows list of installed updates. Deleting contents of 'C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads' means you have deleted downloaded updates (off course after installation and reboot).
     
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