How to delete old Windows Update Files?

A few years ago, the installation of Windows Update always used to accompany with issues. It was more like this. You install an update one day and from the very next day, you’d start facing another issue. But lately, the Microsoft seems to be fixing this issues with frequent updates. The latest Windows Updates process depends on a combination of customizable restarts, active hours and manual pauses.


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The best thing about it is that you can make sure that you are always running the latest version of Windows and you will also not have to check the updates manually every time. However, there is one place where the Microsoft still needs to do some homework and it is regarding the deletion of old files that are left behind.

As the time passes on, the size of these files would occupy a lot of space and you will again have to rely on Windows to clean this junk. Instead of letting the Windows to delete the files for you, you can take the ownership of doing it in order to finish this task at the earliest.

Here in this post, we are going to guide you on how you can delete old windows update files.

How to Delete Old Windows Update Files?

  • Open Control Panel and go to Administrative Tools.
  • Now double-click on Disk Cleanup and choose Clean up System files.
  • Select the checkbox next to Windows Update Cleanup.
  • Now, select the checkbox which is next to Previous Windows installations. It will be visible only if you have any old windows files and choosing this option will remove the Windows.old file.
  • Finally, after clicking OK, wait till the uninstallation process is finished.

delete old Windows Update Files

Would you choose to delete the Windows Update files manually or let your OS to handle the task for you? Share us your views in the comments section below.

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