Windows Update Cleanup taking ages Solved

  1.    10 Aug 2018 #1

    Windows Update Cleanup taking ages


    I clicked the button to include Windows Update Cleanup to recover a few Gb of HD space. It's been going for about 4hrs so far with seemingly little signs of progress.

    Could I cancel and forget about it or let the Cleanup run its course?
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  2.    10 Aug 2018 #2

    It does take a long time as it has a lot of work to do look in file manager is the folder Windows.old still there
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       10 Aug 2018 #3

    Doc943 said: View Post
    Could I cancel and forget about it or let the Cleanup run its course?
    I would let it run it can take a very long time.
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  4.    10 Aug 2018 #4

    Samuria said: View Post
    It does take a long time as it has a lot of work to do look in file manager is the folder Windows.old still there
    Yes, and Windows.old(1)
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  5.    10 Aug 2018 #5

    I've seen what you've seen many times and let them run their course.
    I'd be interested in knowing if Windows.old(1) is still there afterward.
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  6.    11 Aug 2018 #6

    MeAndMyComputer said: View Post
    I've seen what you've seen many times and let them run their course.
    I'd be interested in knowing if Windows.old(1) is still there afterward.
    It finished normally after 4.5hrs. Thanks for those who reassured me �� Windows.old(1) is still there but doesn't bother me
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  7.    11 Aug 2018 #7

    Doc943 said: View Post
    It finished normally after 4.5hrs. Thanks for those who reassured me �� Windows.old(1) is still there but doesn't bother me
    Thank you for letting us know.
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       11 Aug 2018 #8

    Doc943 said: View Post
    I clicked the button to include Windows Update Cleanup to recover a few Gb of HD space. It's been going for about 4hrs so far with seemingly little signs of progress.

    Could I cancel and forget about it or let the Cleanup run its course?
    Well, you let it run and it finished. Sometimes cleaning up after an update does this. If it's my consolation, when you've got one of these slow ones, it can also take a long time to cancel...
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       11 Aug 2018 #9

    Doc943 said: View Post
    It finished normally after 4.5hrs. Thanks for those who reassured me �� Windows.old(1) is still there but doesn't bother me
    If you want to get rid of it:

    Open command prompt (admin)

    RD /S /Q %SystemDrive%\windows.old(1)
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