Deleting downloaded Windows update files...


  1. Posts : 725
    Windows 10 64-bits
       #1

    Deleting downloaded Windows update files...


    Windows 10 v. 1909 (18363.900)...

    One of my system had downloaded the W10 2004 feature update, circled in red, to the folder below:

    Deleting downloaded Windows update files...-w10-update.jpg

    Applying the update had been delayed for a week.

    To my recollection, the content of the download folder can be deleted, but don't recall the exact procedure.

    Can someone give me a quick summary of the procedure and/or link to the tutorial on the subject?

    TIA...
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  2. Posts : 324
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #2

    first step is to go to settings..system..storage..and temp, then delete windows update files.
    after that you can manually delete any remaining folder. I checked mine and after doing the
    first step it is already empty.
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  3. Posts : 725
    Windows 10 64-bits
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks rezpower...

    Took me a while to follow your steps; mainly because I very seldom use the W10 setting panel.

    Anyway, the 9.3GB feature update does not show up:

    Deleting downloaded Windows update files...-temp-files.jpg

    The 62MB isn't that much, nor would it remove the updates.

    Isn't the process along the line of disable windows update, delete the content of the download folder in the OP and enable Windows update?
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  4. Posts : 324
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #4

    The other remaining solutions are :
    1- Run cleanmgr.exe
    2- dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
    dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

    I am sorry But I didn't realize that you did not updated your windows!
    But I am afraid windows will not remove anything before downloaded update files are actually applied!

    - - - Updated - - -

    If you like you can get wild and go the wild way :)

    1. Open File Explorer.
    2. Go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download, and delete all contents.
    3. Open CMD, and type in net stop wuauserv.
    4. Now type in net start wuauserv.
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  5. Posts : 725
    Windows 10 64-bits
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Already gone wild and just deleted all of the files in the download folder in the OP. Doing so required admin rights, but the folder is empty now. Since the deleted files are not moved to the recycling bin, they are off from my system...
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  6. Posts : 324
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #6

    Cr00zng said:
    Already gone wild and just deleted all of the files in the download folder in the OP. Doing so required admin rights, but the folder is empty now. Since the deleted files are not moved to the recycling bin, they are off from my system...
    haha should have known that a tiger would go wild anyway :)
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  7. Posts : 725
    Windows 10 64-bits
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Having a daily image backup helps going wild, but I still tend to be cautious. Except when not and a week later, I forget what I changed...
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  8. Posts : 1
    Vista
       #8

    Hi there, I am really keen to disable the Windows 10 updates.

    Today's updates that I am being forced and threatened to install are to improve Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Office. I use neither of these.

    The previous update was to improve the Japanese font. I do not type or speak Japanese.

    This is on Windows 10.

    I also have a Windows Vista machine and I disabled the updates 12 years ago. It functions very well and effectively, although Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are now forcing updates and unfortunately these are not permitted on Vista.

    I have a saying for this - "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"

    Therefore I would prefer not to have Windows 10 updates (or crapdates as I often call them lol!)
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  9. Posts : 16,151
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #9

    Hello @CreateAccount,

    CreateAccount said:
    I am really keen to disable the Windows 10 updates.

    Have a look here [ especially OPTION SEVEN ] . . .

    > Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10

    I hope this helps.
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