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Should these files be in here?

  1. #1


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail

    Should these files be in here?


    Should these files be in here? There are a ton of them in folder C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download.
    I would of thought like in DP, CP & RP they would be deleted out by Windows?


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  2. #2


    USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8


    That's where the windows update files download to
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  3. #3


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Weird! I would think after they are installed, they would be deleted.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Most of them are deleted.

    Not clear to me why only a few are kept.
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  5. #5


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    I show the same thing in Windows 7. Lots of files.

    Jim
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  6. #6


    Posts : 73
    7, 8 whatever


    For some reason, on my machines not a single one is ever auto deleted. Safe to chuck anything in there always and the entire SoftwareDistribution folder is safe to chuck too, anytime. That deletes the WU history.

    The exception to that is when an update needs a reboot to complete. Delete before the reboot and it's asking for troubles.
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