Clearing Windows Update Cache

Clearing Windows update cache is used when some updates will not complete. This could help Windows to update automatically.

  1. Open administrator command prompt:

    Windows key + R, type “cmd” into the box, ctrl + shift + enter

  2. These steps will stop the update services, type them line by line into the command prompt:
     net stop wuauserv
     net stop cryptSvc
     net stop bits
     net stop msiserver
  3. Now we have to remove the updated cache:
     ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
     ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old
  4. Now we must restart the update services:
     net start wuauserv
     net start cryptSvc
     net start bits
     net start msiserver
  5. Now you should reboot and try windows updates again.