Wednesday 9 December 2015

Clear windows updates cache

From time to time, windows updates refuse to install correctly or download correctly.

Thankfully I came across this command for command prompt.

It simply erases the cache where windows updates are kept and starts fresh
(This does not erase already installed updates)

Anyways to do this.

Open Command Prompt with administrator rights and type:

net stop wuauserv       

This stops windows updates service, Then type

cd /d %windir%

This chooses the windows directory, Then type    

rd /s SoftwareDistribution

Then this will prompt you whether you want to remove those files. Choose Y, Then type.

net start wuauserv 

Then this starts windows updates service, type exit and you're done :)

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