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.

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Scroll down and locate ‘Windows Update’

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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.

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

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Go to windows update and click check for updates

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


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Created Wed, Jul 15, 2020 9:18 AM by Meliza
Updated Mon, Jul 20, 2020 8:16 AM by Meliza