How to clear Windows update cache?

This is useful while windows update to run without any troubles.

Go to Start and type ‘services’ in the windows search bar.



Scroll down and locate ‘Windows Update’



Click on Windows Update and stop the service.

Then Go to ‘C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download’ in the file directory. And select all the files (use keyboard short cut ‘Ctrl+A’ to select all) and delete it. This will clear the cache.

Note: you are deleting windows cache, copy the data into another folder only if you want to keep it.



Now go back to windows update again and start the service. Wait till it shows running.



Go to windows update and click check for updates



If the update is available, download and install the latest updates.