Fix Disk Cleanup Stuck on Windows Update Cleanup in Windows 10

If the Disk Cleanup utility crashes while cleaning Windows Update Cleanup in Windows 10, try this to speed up the process.

You might be using third-party PC optimization tools to clean junk files and browser history, but sometimes, you need to turn to Windows built-in Disk Cleanup utility to clean crucial system files like Windows Update and installation files. earlier Windows.

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Fix Disk Cleanup Stuck on Windows Update Cleanup in Windows 10

If you have run Disk Cleanup and selected C drive to clean system files and marked delete ‘Windows Update Cleanup’ then the utility might get stuck at some point and not progress further then you should do the things below .

I. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter:

  1. Open Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot
  2. Select ‘Windows Update’ and ‘Run Troubleshooter’ and allow Windows Update to download and install background updates if any are outstanding.

After running Windows Update troubleshooter, check whether the disk cleanup process completed or not.

II. Visit the ‘C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution’ folder and delete all files and folders in it.

III. Wait for Disk Cleanup to finish cleaning Windows Update files.

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