How to delete downloaded updates that have not yet been installed? Win 10 Home. HP Pavilion.

Jan 19, 2018
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I’m on Win 10 Home (HP Pavilion) and a week ago my system downloaded the latest updates. I saw this and set the delay for 2 weeks. So I’ve downloaded the latest updates but delayed their install. I’ve researched and (as usual) people are having serious problems with the updates. Now I want to get rid of the updates that were downloaded cuz they may trash my pc. How can I get rid of these updates? I want to wait a while before downloading and installing this latest batch of updates. How to delete the updates that were downloaded but not yet installed? Thanks.
Oct 24, 2016
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You must be signed in as Admin., and create a restore point before.

Open a command prompt as Admin. and copy/paste or type the code below

net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptsvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
Ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
Ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
net start wuauserv
net start cryptsvc
net start bits
net start msiserver and press “Enter”.

Then, you can delete .old files by following the paths, for example : C:\Windows, and you scroll down until « SoftwareDistribution.old » and you delete it.

For the other one : C:\Windows\System32, you look for Catroot2.old, and delete it.

Bye ;)

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