How to wipe all downloaded patches for a certain OS?
Posted 03 March 2011 - 05:04 PM
Then I moved to a Win7 system. I decide not to keep the already downloaded WinXP patches.
How can I tell AP to wipe all unnecessary patches from its sub folders?
Do I have to do this manually?
Which subfolders do I have to delete in the case above?
Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:48 PM
Depending on the other releases you might have a few common updates like MRT 890830 or Windows Update Agent. There may be a few files / folders that don't have XP in the name like rootcerts - these you will want to leave if they are part of another release, otherwise delete them as well. You can run APUP again and redownload them if need be if you accidentally delete them.
This is how I would approach it. Start off with all Official releases. Open the XP .md5 file in notepad and look at the files and folders you need to get rid of. Nearly all have XP in the title, a few wont - just be careful - don't forget to delete xp_sp3_enu.rti and the .md5 file from C:\apup when done.
When you think you're done, run AutoPatcher, if the remaining releases are Official you've removed XP. If AutoPatcher shows Unofficial - click 'About', 'Release Info'
...If all the releases show True but AutoPatcher shows Unofficial - you've left an XP file behind - find it and remove it. Usually running the md5 will reveal the file.
...If one or more releases are showing False (Red) - you accidentally removed a file the release needs. Re run APUP and update the release.
Now, if you only have XP SP3 in \modules, this means only one release - you can simply delete all the contents of the \modules folder - done.
Always run APUP and update any remaining releases. Also, if you had the 'Options' set to 'Remember Selections', make sure to 'uncheck' XP from the list.
Edited by gUiTaR_mIkE, 03 March 2011 - 07:51 PM.
Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:56 PM
also, an hint: win7 updates has seven in the name of the module and the folder, except KB890830 and WindowsUpdate. so, create another folder, like apup2, create an modules folder and then critical, etc. now, in the original folder, select all the files and folders with seven in the name (plus KB890830 and WindowsUpdate) and move it to the new folder. do it for critical, noncritical and components. don't forget about the remain folders in apup folder (except by the rti, that you must delete at least the one for the xp script). after that, run apup in this new folder, selecting seven only just to be sure if you got everything. if you have more things, like .net, the procedure is pretty similar.
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