How to delete downloaded Windows Update files

net stop wuauserv — This stops the Windows Update service.

cd %Windir%\SoftwareDistribution — Switches to the SoftwareDistribution directory of the Windows installation.

del /f /s /q Download — Deletes the Download folder of the SoftwareDistribution directory with

/f — force the removal of read-only files.

/s — include files in subdirectories.

/q — in quiet mode to surpress prompts.

net start wuauserv — Starts the Windows Update service.

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