How to clear the Windows 10 update cache to reclaim space

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Although the disk cleanup tool in Windows 10 can clear almost all unnecessary files in the system, it does not clear the Windows 10 update cache. To clear the Windows 10 cache, follow the steps below.

Read also: - How to clear the cache in Windows 10

How to clear the Windows 10 update cache

Step 1: - Search for Services in the start menu and right click on it and run it as administrator.



Step 2 : - Now, in the services menu, find Windows update , right click on it and stop it.

3 pass: - Now after stopping the service, press windows + R key to open the execute command

Now copy and paste the following path below.

C: WindowsSoftwareDistributionDownload

Phase 4: - Once you get to the folder, select all the files and delete them.

Note: - These are no longer needed once the updates are installed on your PC, so you can safely remove them.

Also, to delete multiple files, follow the instructions given below.

Step 1: - Search for Look for updates in the Windows 10 start menu.

Step 2 : - Now click Advanced options as shown in the image below.



Step 3: - Now click Choose how the updates are delivered

4 phase: - Disable bandwidth sharing by deactivating the button.

5 pass: - After disabling the bandwidth sharing function, open the run command box by pressing Tasto Windows + R.

Now copy and paste the path given below.

C:WindowsSoftwareDistributionDeliveryOptimization

Now, delete all files in the folder, if any, to recover more free space.

Final report: After following the above steps, restart the Windows update service in the services menu.

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