How To Delete / Remove Windows 7 Service Pack Backup Files From Disk Cleanup


10.02.2011

How To Delete / Remove Windows 7 Service Pack Backup Files From Disk Cleanup

Microsoft announced the Service Pack 1 for their Windows 7. After you download and manage to install and update your Windows 7, you will have to remove the other traces left behind by the Windows 7 SP1 installer, like the ‘Service Pack Backup Files’, which is being kept stored by the Disk Cleanup utility.

Everyone knows what is the Disk Cleanup tool and we all use it to remove all the temporary and unused files from our Windows 7 computers, but now you will have to use Disk Cleanup in order to get rid of the Backup files left behind by the Service Pack1 for Win7 OS and, if you wish to learn how to do it, you will have to continue reading the instructions in this post. I’m sure that you have emptied the Service Pack Backup Files from the Disk Cleanup menu, but now it shows that its size is 0 bytes, so this means that there is no need for this type of file to be kept in Disk Cleanup. Now, to remove it, you will have to follow these steps:

  1. Click Start and type ‘regedit’ in its search box. Hit the Enter Key. This will open the Registry Editor.

  2. Now that the Registry Editor is opened, you will have to remove the following Registry Key from the entries: ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerVolumeCachesService Pack Cleanup’ .

  3. Now that you managed to remove Service Pack Cleanup entry, you will notice that the ‘Service Pack Backup Files’ in Disk Cleanup is no longer displayed.

These were all the steps that you had to take in order to get rid of the ‘Service Pack Backup Files’ line in Disk Cleanup. In case you find this guide hard to follow, then you should head to this link and download the Registry Registration File, which will remove the ‘Service Pack Backup Files’ from Registry entries and you won’t see it in the Disk Cleanup menu. Please note that you will have to register an account in that forums.

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