Cleaning windows after update.

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  1. Posts : 500
    windows 10 (x64) Home 20H2 19042.844
       #1

    Cleaning windows after update.


    Today I did windows update. It said it may download 1.2 GB. I updated. But space went down by 3 GB.
    I tried using disk clean up in properties of C: drive with system files. It could clean up only 18 mb.
    I tried using dism as below
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
    Still cleaning did not improve space.
    Finally, I deleted all in windows | software distribution | download folder.

    Is there any good way to clean after update
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  2. Posts : 35,605
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Do you have a Windows.old folder? Have you just upgraded to the Creator's build, which would create that? Or was this just a routine Windows update?

    If you have that folder, it will be automatically deleted after a set time (that was 10 days for the anniversary build).
    If you don't want to roll back to the previous build, and have that folder, just search for
    How do I delete Windows.old
    - plenty of results.

    Use e.g. Windirstat (free) to see what's taking space.
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  3. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #3

    You can use cleanmgr.exe to clean all the temperary installation files.

    Cleaning windows after update.-cleanmgr.png
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  4. Posts : 5,203
    Windows 11 Home
       #4

    I use CCleaner + Wise Disk Cleaner (cleans downloaded files among others) + Windows commands:

    Code:
    fsutil usn deletejournal /d /n c:
    chkdsk /scan
    winmgmt /salvagerepository
    del "%temp%\*" /s /f /q
    del "C:\$Recycle.bin\*" /s /f /q
    del "D:\$Recycle.bin\*" /s /f /q
    del "E:\$Recycle.bin\*" /s /f /q
    del "%systemroot%\temp\*" /s /f /q
    vssadmin delete shadows /for=c: /all /quiet
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
    cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & cleanmgr /sagerun:65535
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Cleaning windows after update.-capture_04152017_152222.jpg  
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  5. Posts : 124,867
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.739
       #5

    swarfega said:
    You can use cleanmgr.exe to clean all the temperary installation files.

    Cleaning windows after update.-cleanmgr.png
    I agree with swarfega 100%. Using cleanmgr.exe IS the Best and Safest way to delete your Windows.Old Folder!!!!!
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  6. Posts : 25,692
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.290
       #6

    If you run it as Admin, it will automatically clean system files.
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  7. Posts : 500
    windows 10 (x64) Home 20H2 19042.844
    Thread Starter
       #7

    dalchina said:
    Do you have a Windows.old folder? Have you just upgraded to the Creator's build, which would create that? Or was this just a routine Windows update?

    If you have that folder, it will be automatically deleted after a set time (that was 10 days for the anniversary build).
    If you don't want to roll back to the previous build, and have that folder, just search for
    How do I delete Windows.old
    - plenty of results.

    Use e.g. Windirstat (free) to see what's taking space.
    Thank you.
    I don't have that folder. I have deleted it quite long ago.
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  8. Posts : 500
    windows 10 (x64) Home 20H2 19042.844
    Thread Starter
       #8

    swarfega said:
    You can use cleanmgr.exe to clean all the temperary installation files.

    Cleaning windows after update.-cleanmgr.png
    TairikuOkami said:
    I use CCleaner + Wise Disk Cleaner (cleans downloaded files among others) + Windows commands:

    Code:
    fsutil usn deletejournal /d /n c:
    chkdsk /scan
    winmgmt /salvagerepository
    del "%temp%\*" /s /f /q
    del "C:\$Recycle.bin\*" /s /f /q
    del "D:\$Recycle.bin\*" /s /f /q
    del "E:\$Recycle.bin\*" /s /f /q
    del "%systemroot%\temp\*" /s /f /q
    vssadmin delete shadows /for=c: /all /quiet
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
    cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & cleanmgr /sagerun:65535
    OldMike65 said:
    I agree with swarfega 100%. Using cleanmgr.exe IS the Best and Safest way to delete your Windows.Old Folder!!!!!
    Josey Wales said:
    If you run it as Admin, it will automatically clean system files.
    In stead of cleanmgr.exe, I obtained it from properties of C: drive. I am admin of my laptop. Still it has not cleaned it.
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  9. Posts : 124,867
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.739
       #9

    lvgandhi said:
    In stead of cleanmgr.exe, I obtained it from properties of C: drive. I am admin of my laptop. Still it has not cleaned it.
    That is the same one, we are talking about....Worked for me and lots of others too. You could try entering this command in your Dos prompt ADMIN or even Power Shell Admin. Without the quotes.
    "%SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:35 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:35"
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  10. Posts : 500
    windows 10 (x64) Home 20H2 19042.844
    Thread Starter
       #10

    OldMike65 said:
    That is the same one, we are talking about....Worked for me and lots of others too. You could try entering this command in your Dos prompt ADMIN or even Power Shell Admin. Without the quotes.
    "%SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:35 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:35"
    Thanks. I will try after next update.
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