Delete Windows Update Files | Regain Hard Drive Space
Hard-drive space can become a precious commodity, especially if you’re using an expensive solid-state drive. However, Windows updates have zero respect for your space, and love to leave update packages hanging around after you’re done installing them. That doesn’t sound nice. so, we will discuss how to delete windows update files and regain hard drive space.
Fortunately, there’s an easy way to clear out the clutter with tools that are provided in Windows itself (imagine that). While needing to do some extra work to save hard-drive space isn’t ideal, at least the option is there. Here’s how to clean out old update files, and regain more space.
- Open the Start menu, type Control Panel, and press Enter.
- Go to Administrative Tools.
- Double-click on Disk Cleanup.
- Select Clean up system files.
- Mark the checkbox next to Windows Update Cleanup.
- If available, you can also mark the checkbox next to Previous Windows installations. Doing so will delete the Windows.old file.
- Click OK.
- Wait for Windows to complete the uninstallation process.
Do you delete old Windows Update files manually, or do you prefer to let Windows clean up after itself? As always, you can leave all your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.