where are updates not installed stored on computer? are they deleted if not installed?

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Niteowl, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. Niteowl

    Niteowl Guest


    I was just wondering where the uninstalled updates are stored? I have my
    option set to download but not install. If I choose not to install an
    update, is it deleted or does it remain saved on my computer somewhere? (in
    case I change my mind and want to install it later)

    Niteowl, Aug 25, 2007
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  2. Niteowl

    Niteowl Guest

    Niteowl, Aug 25, 2007
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  3. WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    They reside there for a period of time that is set in the registry and
    then are deleted. There *should* be an offer to install downloads in
    that subfolder that have not been installed via Automatic Updates IF the
    update was not Hidden.

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2007]
    *-343-* FDNY
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    MowGreen [MVP], Aug 25, 2007
  4. Niteowl

    Niteowl Guest

    thanks for the info...

    Niteowl, Aug 30, 2007
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