How to delete downloaded Windows Update files

Discussion in 'Guides' started by RGiskardR, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. RGiskardR

    RGiskardR Malware Tester Silver Member

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    Windows Update works for the most part pretty reliable. It is an automated system of Microsoft's Windows operating system that handles the downloading and installing of updates for the operating system.

    At best, it is a silent service that runs in the background; it may ask you to restart the PC every now and then though as that is still required for many updates.

    When you run into issues though with updates, you may spend hours or even days figuring out what is going wrong.

    I cannot update one of my PCs to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for instance because of a bluescreen that I get whenever I try.

    One of the things that you can try when it comes to updates, is to delete downloaded Windows Update files to start over.

    If you suspect that something is wrong with the files, or if you want Windows Update to run a new check for updates to download new versions of updates that were released by Microsoft, then you may find the following tip useful for that.

    If you run Windows Insider builds on a PC for instance, you may skip an already downloaded update to a new build to download a newer build and avoid having to update the system multiple times.

    Full source: https://www.ghacks.net/2017/11/16/how-to-delete-downloaded-windows-update-files/
     
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