Quickly Fix Windows 10 Update by Clearing Update Cache

Sometimes Windows 10’s update cache creates some issues. Like failed update installation or slow update downloads. So in these cases, we need to purge or clear all the Windows update cache to default so that it can work normally.

The update cache in Windows is stored in a special folder that stores the update installation files. It is located at the root of your system drive in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

There are several reasons why we need to purge the Windows Update cache:

  • If you are running out of storage space on your computer, then you can instantly reclaim valuable storage space by deleting obsolete update installation files.
  • If you are experiencing download or installation errors with Windows Update, then purging the update cache will delete corrupt update installation files and download them again.

Today, I am going to share a one-click trick that will help you accomplish this task.

How to Clear Windows 10 Update Cache in Just One-Click

Simply download the file given below, and Run it as an administrator.

It will automatically purge all the corrupt or dead Windows 10 update cache effortlessly in just one click!

The script is a BAT file that is completely safe to use. Here is the VirusTotal report.

If you prefer to do it yourself, then put all the commands below in a text file, give it any name but add .bat to the extension of the file and save it.

net stop wuauserv  
CD %Windir%          
CD SoftwareDistribution          
DEL /F /S /Q Download
net start wuauserv

If you have any queries, then feel free to ask them in the comments section below. Cheers!


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