1.    16 Jan 2017 #1

    is it safe to delete "windows downloaded installation" files?


    i see there are multiple files leftover after windows downloaded "update patches".. and they are taking up a lot of space..because some files are over 500MB. would like to "reclaim space"
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  2.    16 Jan 2017 #2
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    Type disk clean-up in Cortana box...click on clean up system files as shown.
    After it estimates what you can*save the resulting box reappears.
    To find out whether it is safe to delete*highlight each item, then message below will advise.

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  3.    16 Jan 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pathfinder View Post
    i see there are multiple files leftover after windows downloaded "update patches".. and they are taking up a lot of space..because some files are over 500MB. would like to "reclaim space"
    Yes, if you are talking about files/folders under: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    Disk clean-up manager does not remove content of this folder
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