Whenever you want to free up the disk space or increase the speed of a Windows 10 PC, deleting or removing the update files and cached data will surely help you. In general, when you will download the updated files in Windows 10, it stores the data as cached. For this reason, you need to delete Windows 10 update files and cached data manually. At the same time, you can use any reliable third-party software to delete it.
When you want to delete the temporary files on Windows 10, you can do it with the built-in program with the disk cleanup. On the other hand, you can refresh the PC for making it faster. But the windows 10 update file needs to clean by removing the files manually and you can do it from the Windows file Download location.
As the Windows 10 is the latest version of Windows and most of our readers are using it. So we get the problem for speeding up the Windows 10. Important to realize, you can also erase the data files in Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 7 by following the same process. So, if you want to clean your PC and want to make as fast as installing the Windows for the first time, let’s clean the Windows 10 update files with the cached data.
Delete Windows 10 update files and Cached Data:
When you are going the clean the update files in Windows 10, you need to remove the update files, cached data, and the temporary files too. So you will need to delete the above files and data to speed up the computer. So, what is the exact process to delete the Windows 10 update files? Let’s take a look.
- Firstly check the Windows installed update files and Uninstall it
- Then clear the temporary files which have came for updating the Windows
- At last, clean the whole disk on the Windows 10 PC by disk cleanup
Now we’ll show all the above process step by step with the necessary screenshot. If you want to remove update files permanently, follow the below steps to clean the PC)
Note: The files which will show can’t be deleted keep it as it may be the system important files. So, please do it carefully and do it at your own risk.
Step 01: Uninstall the unnecessary Windows 10 update Files
Windows download all the files which are essential for functioning the whole task. But some items are really unnecessary. You can delete it. Let’s see how can you do it.
i) Open the Run command by pressing Windows Key + R.
ii) Now Type “” to open the program and features. You can get the program and features by following the path Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features. That means from the control panel though better is following the shortcut of the RUN command.
iii) Here you will find the all the programs which are installed on your PC. Now go to “View Installed Updates“. It will show you all the updates files on Windows 10.
(Windows 10 installed updates file)
iv) Now Right Click on the name and it will show the Uninstall button. Click here if you think it is unnecessary for you. At the same time, you can just select the file name and Uninstall it from the above Uninstall button. (See the screenshot)
v) Now you have successfully uninstalled all the unnecessary updates from the PC.
Note: If any file doesn’t show the uninstall button, then do not need to delete it. At the same time, if any files show the warning when deleting keep it also.
You have finished deleting the first Windows update and now we will work with the cached files and temporary files of the deleted updates.
Step 02: Delete the Windows 10 update and Temporary Files with Cached Data:
We will see the two steps of erasing the update, temporary and cached files from the system drive now. It will clean up the whole update files from the system. To do that follow the below guide step by step.
i) Firstly Go to File Explorer from My PC or My Computer. (You can go by searching on the taskbar search or Cortona search)
ii) Here you will find the System Drive (Local Disk C:). Right Click on the drive and go to Properties from here. Not to mention, your Windows 10 is installed on this drive. So we call it system drive.
iii) Now click on Disk Clean up under General.
iv) Then it will open a new window and here it will show “Disk Cleaner For C”. Now check all the files from Files to delete mark all the files including Download Program files to Thumbnail.
v. Now click clean up system Files. At last, it will open another window and here you will get more files to clean up and select all and press OK to make clean up process more smooth.
vi. From this window you will find more options, it will suggest you delete the unnecessary programs and previous unwanted program and versions if you want to do that you can also clean up.
Note: The last options will delete the previous program and restore files, so if you delete it, you will not get it back until further backup or restore.
vi. If you are sure you want the files then click OK and it will show you a message to delete all the previous files from the Windows.
You have successfully deleted and removed all the unwanted update files, cached data and temporary file from the system drive in Windows 10. Now restart the PC and see the performance and surprisingly all the update files in Windows 10 have been removed.
You can also delete the windows update download files from the Windows 10 update stored location.
Step 03: Delete Windows 10 Update everything with Command Prompt (cmd)
Yes! You can also delete All the update files from Windows 10 with the use cmd (Command Prompt). Just follow the below steps.
i) Run Command Prompt from the Windows search or By typing cmd on the Run (Windows+R)
ii) First type the below code net stop wuauserv
iii) Now type rmdir%windir%\softwaredistribution/s/q
iv) At at last type net start wuauserv
v) Finally, Type exit
Yes! You are done. You have successfully removed all the updates files from Windows 10.
Editors Note From TechyPi:
At last, I will tell when you will find any update files in Windows 10 or cached data, you can remove it by following the above process. At the same time, you can do it after several months to clean up the system drive and it will make the PC faster and you can operate the Windows PC smoothly.
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