Friday, November 1, 2013

Disk Cleanup update for Windows 7

In October of 2013, Microsoft released an update to the Disk Cleanup utility for Windows 7.  The KB article concerning this update can be viewed at:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2852386

Once installed, launch the Disk Cleanup utility as normal.  Select your default partition.

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Click on the “Clean up system files” button if the user account in question does not have local administrative authority as in this example.

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When the application reloads, the list of items should include a new entry named “Windows Update Cleanup.”  In this example, this entry was over 3 GB in size.

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During the next reboot, the boot screen may display a notification stating that some maintenance tasks are being performed.

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