Tip submitted by Jacee on October 13 2012
Windows Update – Clean Up
This tip works … first,download TFC by Old Timer http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/ and save it to your desktop.
Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista/Windows 7 right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately.
**If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.
After rebooting/restarting your computer, click on “Windows Updates”. Choose maybe 8 or 10 at a time to update. DO NOT try to update all of them at one time!
Repeat the process of Windows updating again, choosing a few at a time.
What does cleaning out Temp folders have to do with windows updates?
It has a ton to do with WUD (Windows Updates Downloader)!! You would be surprised.
If I don’t clean all temps, and reboot, then I see some update errors. I’ve used TFC on all three of my computers (XP Home SP3, Vista Business SP2 and Win7 SP1 Ultimate) with excellent results.
Be aware of .NET updates! Susan Bradley gives her ‘update’ patch info and chart info in her column on “Windows Secrets”. Unfortunately this is only in the ‘paid for’ version, but I feel the articles are worth the absolute minimum $’s you can contribute.
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