August 23, 2020 by Steven Colson

 

When you find the Service Pack Backup Files option, select the checkbox (check mark) in the box to the left of the option and click OK. You will now see a message asking if you want to permanently delete these files. When you have done this, click the "Delete Files" button.

 

 

Running out of space on your Windows 7 PC? If so, you can read below to learn how to delete old Windows update files to free up valuable space.


How do I delete Windows Update backup files?

How to delete old Windows Update files
  1. Open the Start Menu, type Control Panel and press Enter.
  2. Go to Administration.
  3. Double click Disk Cleanup.
  4. Select Clean up system files.
  5. Check the box next to Windows Update Cleanup.
  6. If possible, you can also check the box next to previous Windows installations.
  7. Click OK.


You can see that Windows is saving old update files to this C: \ Windows \ wonxs location on your Windows computers. This is in case you need to rollback or roll back previous updates, if something goes wrong or doesn't work as expected.



Over time, this folder takes up a lot of space. If your computer is low on hard disk space, it may be helpful to delete old update files. Until recently, this location was not available for cleaning with Windows Disk Cleanup. Thanks to these Windows updates, you can now enable these locations in Windows Disk Cleanup.


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For this to work on Windows 7, you must have Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or SP1 installed. You must also install this update for 64-bit or 32-bit Windows.



To free up space in Windows 7, select Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Cleanup


How do I delete old windows to free up space?

Uninstall your previous version of Windows
  1. In the search box on the taskbar, enter options and select them from the list of results.
  2. Go to System> Storage> This PC, scroll down and select Temporary Files.
  3. In the "Delete temporary files" section, select the "Previous version of Windows" checkbox and select "Delete files."


When opening a program We 'Disk Cleanup' check the boxes next to the folder or items you want to delete. There should be many items in the Windows Update Cleanup folder that need to be removed.

Another folder is for the service pack backup files. Which you can also clean up and save a lot of space.


How do I uninstall a service pack?

To remove SP1:
  1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features -> View Installed Updates.
  2. Click Microsoft Windows Service Pack (KB 976932), and then click Remove.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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