windows7 hotfix uninstaller looking for it

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi
    i used ccleaner and xp remove hotfix backup to delete the backups after an update

    now i'm under windows 7 and it very often downloads and install hotfixes

    now i have a lot of backups and the size of them increase days after days

    i'm looking for a tool to get rid of these backups

    ccleaner and xp remove hotfix backup don't work under w7
    i mean ccleaner in w7 has not enabled (not included )this feature

    thanks
     
  2. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

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    Well, deleting %WINDIR%\$NtUninstallKB123456$ directories doesn't look exactly like rocket science to me? If you want to delete the corresponding entries from Add/Remove programs as well, CCleaner should still be able to do this via Uninstall - Delete entry tab.
     
  3. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    are you sure?

    because it's strange that ccleaner can do it under w7
    can ccleaner remove hotfixes under vista?

    thanks
     
  4. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

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    I never used CCleaner to remove any hotfixes. It can remove uninstall entries from the registry for sure, so that they won't get displayed in the control panel. The rest can be perfectly well done manually.
     
  5. mantra

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    i haven't such folder in w7
    i had in my xp
     
  6. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

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    Oh... must have been a serious misunderstanding. Though you have some upgrading junk from XP left on your system. With Vista/W7, you can't do any such thing like remove hotfix "backup" files. Vista SP1/SP2 have a standalone tool to remove unneeded cruft (making the SP uninstall impossible of course) - it's vsp1cln.exe for SP1 and compcln.exe for SP2.

    As for hotfixes, the hotfix installers are stored in %WINDIR%\Installer, and that's pretty much it. The rest of stuff goes to WinSxS folder and I'd strongly discourage anyone from messing with (mostly) the hardlink structures there in any way.
     
  7. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    thanks
    but my w7 download almost everyday hotfixes , they need hard disk space
    i guess i have 400mb of in vain backup and update after update this will grew up
    so it's sad i can't rid of this backups
    :thumbd:
     
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