Disk cleanup for Windows 10 cumulative updates

This article provides an update to clean disk space for Windows 10 cumulative updates, and it fixes some disk space issues. Before you install this update, note the restart requirement.

About this update

Because Windows 10 updates are cumulative, content from previous updates remains on the hard disk and unnecessarily consumes space. This update forces the removal of outdated cumulative updates and enables the regularly scheduled component cleanup task to free up disk space.

Note Disk space is not reclaimed immediately after you install this update.

Symptoms

After Windows 10 cumulative updates are installed, you experience a reduction in available disk space that is greater than you expect. A lack of available disk space can prevent systems from receiving future Windows updates or upgrades.

How to get this update

Method 1: Windows Update

This update will be downloaded and installed automatically.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for installing this update.

Restart information

You have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace a previously released update.

File Information

The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table.

x86 Windows 10

File property

Value

File name

X86_955bd5744c4fed9ffda5e43a9dd32c1a_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.10240.16718_none_5c01a40a3bc5f1ec.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

704

Date (UTC)

06-Feb-2016

Time (UTC)

01:13

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-cleanupcu_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.10240.16718_none_36a9fd25a66ac92b.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

839

Date (UTC)

05-Feb-2016

Time (UTC)

08:50

Platform

Not applicable


x64 Windows 10

File property

Value

File name

Amd64_26e7f34a25c4d1eb1613a205d22a3c19_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.10240.16718_none_e3a462915e8b5244.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

708

Date (UTC)

06-Feb-2016

Time (UTC)

01:26

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanupcu_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.10240.16718_none_92c898a95ec83a61.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

841

Date (UTC)

05-Feb-2016

Time (UTC)

10:03

Platform

Not applicable



References

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