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Old 02-19-2014, 06:16 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,

Just wondering if anyone has ever come across a file called "Reserved.DynamicUpdate" before? I have it in C:\$Windows.~BT\DUDownload\GDRDUUpdates\ and it's a whopping 50Gb?

Obviously if it's no use I wan't rid as that's quite a chunk of HDD space it's taking. But I'm not sure what it is? Also google doesn't seem to know too much about it either.
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From my searches all I've found is that it could be a virus but I maybe wrong..
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GDR DU UPDATES It's how you put it to google that gets results. Looks like a service pack or a rollup update. gdr du updates - Search Microsoft.com
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Ahhh it could be my update to Windows 8.1?

I tried to update from 8 to 8.1 and it crashed and didn't work, and still won't work now so perhaps that's the file?
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Wow, for an update that is huge. Man 50 gigs....ouch !!

When i do updates to a OS, i usually just do the critical updates and most security updates.
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Wow, for an update that is huge. Man 50 gigs....ouch !!

When i do updates to a OS, i usually just do the critical updates and most security updates.
Yeah it is a lot? I'm not entirely convinced that's what it is but it's all I could think of.

Also It's not so much an update as it is a service pack.
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50GB for a while OS is big let alone an update or service pack.

I have to say that I'm not convinced that it has anything to do with Windows.

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Did you delete it yet?
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I would create a restore point then see about deleting the 50 gig files. if infact it is a service pack wich i don't think it is. service packs are not that big.

after the system restore point is made, boot up to safe mode, then delete the 50 gigs of files.
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Yeah I haven't deleted it yet, still contemplating . . .
My Laptop is my work at the minute and I know it shouldn't do any harm but if anything goes wrong them I lose money.
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