With over 30 years of computing experience, Dennis' areas of expertise are a broad range and include PC hardware, Microsoft Windows, Linux, network administration, and virtualization.Dennis holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science (1999) and has authored 6 books on the topics of MS Windows and PC Security.There's also a button which can remove any downloaded Windows 10 installation files which could be hogging up to 6.5GB of your hard drive space.Recently there has been a lot of confusion about when Windows 7 will cease to be supported.The table below clears this up: Windows 7 will be supported until 2020, and Windows 8 until 2023.You must have the specified updates or service packs installed, though.As you'll see below, there are a few other methods which have all worked for a period of time, but some users have said they no longer work.
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When I run disk cleaner in admin I do not have the clean system files button at bottom. After checking for updates finished, looked at available updates and found KB3035583 under optional updates. The commands mentioned in Step #2 - specifically, the line that says: reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Windows Update\Auto Update" /v AUOptions /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f ...
I can only see that button when I run disk cleaner as non admin. should have changed the Automatic Updates to "let me choose".
It's almost as if Microsoft is keeping my computer hostage!
I clicked on the link to 'view installed updates' via Windows Update, and it does not show KB3035583 (which is the 'get windows 10 app') - strangely enough the white Microsoft logo which I used previously to reserve my copy of Windows 10 is not in my tray bar, either!