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Failed Updates in Windows Update. Want to clear update list?


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#1 JazzMahn

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:59 AM

I would like to delete the failed updates list in Windows 7 Update.  I have done this in the past but forget exactly the process.

 

I think you go to Windows Folder-Software Distribution.  After deleting everyhting in the folder., i think you are to restart the computer.  Once finished the list of updates in Windows Update will be cleared. 

 

Please correct if I am wrong.  Thanks in advance for your assistance.



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:19 AM

This is the way I suggest :

 

:step1: Go to start > type in cmd > right click at cmd.exe > Run as Administrator.

 

:step2: Type in "net stop WuAuServ" without quotes > hit enter.

 

:step3: Type in "start %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore" without quotes > hit enter. A folder will come up. Don't close that black window.

 

:step4: Rename file "DataStore" to "DataStoreold" without quotes.

 

:step5: Go to that black screen, Type in "net Start WuAuServ" without quotes > hit Enter. After it finished you can close it.

 

Now your Windows Update logs will now cleared.

 

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:42 PM

Where do I rename the DataStore to DataStoreold?  Do I go into the Windows Folder to the Data Distribution Center and rename it there?



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:02 PM

After you typed in command in step 3, the windows explorer will open and you will see file name datastore in that folder.

 

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