Windows 10: Windows Update and Temporary Files.

Discus and support Windows Update and Temporary Files. in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have a Lenovo Ideapad 100S, which has been in use for around three years. It has 32 GB of storage. For over three months, I have been trying to clear... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Duncan McCormick, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. Windows Update and Temporary Files.


    I have a Lenovo Ideapad 100S, which has been in use for around three years. It has 32 GB of storage. For over three months, I have been trying to clear sufficient space on the hard disk, in order to allow the device to update to Windows version 1903. The version my device is currently running on is now no longer supported.

    The reason that I have been unable to update is that, when I go into storage settings, I see this:


    Windows Update and Temporary Files. 9753aa30-d6d3-4e7d-b3a7-1f7a93ae1fa9?upload=true.png


    As you can see, there are over 6.58 GB of temporary files. But guess what:


    The sum total of all temporary files which I am able to remove is 19.4 MB. Many of these are subesquently reinstalled almost instantly.


    I have tried virtually everything to clear enough space. I have moved all of my documents, pictures and downloads to an external disk, and deleted most of my apps. Yet each time, Windows installs more junk, in the latest botched attempt to download the next update (presumably). I have even tried to start again with a fresh version of Windows, but that requires deleting a further 3 GB.


    Does anyone have any idea how I can delete the mysterious missing temporary files, and how I can drastically improve the terrible performance of my PC?


    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    :)
     
    Duncan McCormick, Dec 14, 2019
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  2. AsRock Win User

    Windows Updates failed to instal

    I'm not sure how differant XP media center Edition is but you could clear the history \ cache if these folders are there.

    Step 1 Register DLL files.

    =================

    By trying this step, we can check if the update engines are working properly.



    1. Close all instances of Internet Explorer.

    2. Click Start and Run, type "Regsvr32 atl.dll" (without quotes) in the Open box and click OK.



    Note: There is a space between regsvr32 and atl.dll



    3. Similarly, one by one, register the files listed below:



    Regsvr32 msxml3.dll

    Regsvr32 wuapi.dll

    Regsvr32 wuaueng.dll

    Regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll

    Regsvr32 wups2.dll

    Regsvr32 wucltui.dll

    Regsvr32 wups.dll

    Regsvr32 wuweb.dll

    Regsvr32 qmgr.dll

    Regsvr32 qmgrprxy.dll

    Regsvr32 jscript.dll



    Note: If you encounter errors while registering any of these files then skip that file and continue with the next one.



    If the issue persists, let's move on to the steps below to verify Windows Update services and temporary folders.



    Step 2 Verify the relevant Windows Update services.

    =========================================

    1. Click Start->Run, type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in the open box and click OK.

    2. Double click the service "Automatic Updates".

    3. Click on the Log On tab, please ensure the option "Local System account" is selected and the option "Allow service to interact with desktop" is unchecked.

    4. Check if this service has been enabled on the listed Hardware Profile. If not, please click the Enable button to enable it.

    5. Click on the tab "General "; make sure the "Startup Type" is "Automatic" or "Manual". Then please click the button "Stop" under "Service Status" to stop the service.

    6. Then please click the button "Start" under "Service Status" to start the service.

    7. Please repeat the above steps with the other services:



    Background Intelligent Transfer Service

    Event Log

    Remote Procedure Call (RPC)



    Note: Event log service is enabled on all of the hardware profiles; this service does not have an option to enable or disable on certain hardware profile.



    If it still does not help, let's proceed to step 3.



    Step 3 Reload the Update temporary folders.

    ===================================

    One possible cause is that the temporary folder for Windows Update is containing corrupted files. Let's erase all the files there to get the system clean.



    1. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following command in the opened window.



    Net stop WuAuServ



    2. Click Start, Run, type: %windir% and press Enter.

    3. In the opened folder, rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to Sdold.

    4. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following command in the opened window.



    Net start WuAuServ



    Please test the Windows Update website and let me know the result. If the issue persists, to clarify the issue and provide more accurate troubleshooting steps, please assist me in collecting the following information.
     
    AsRock, Dec 14, 2019
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  3. How To Delete Temporary Internet Files And Temporary Files In Windows 10

    Hi,

    As you are saying that you are not able to delete the temporary internet files and temporary Files in Windows 10.

    Provide us with the below details for better clarity on the issue.

    1.Have you installed any third party applications to clean up temporary Files?

    2.In the Disk Cleanup had you checked the Temporary Internet files and Temporary files before doing disk cleanup?

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and try deleting the temporary internet files.

    • Open Internet Explorer by typing Internet Explorer in Search Bar. Click the
      Tools
      button, and then click Internet Options.
    • Click the General tab, and then, under Browsing history, click
      Delete.
    • In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, select the check boxes for the information you want to delete, click
      Delete, and then click OK.
    I also suggest you refer the Microsoft article on View and delete browser history in Microsoft Edge
    and check if it helps.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/view-delete-browsing-history-microsoft-edge

    Let us know if the issue with the deletion of temporary files is resolved we will be glad to assist you further.

     
    Anup Karkal, Dec 14, 2019
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  4. NShafkat Win User

    Windows Update and Temporary Files.

    How To Delete Temporary Internet Files And Temporary Files In Windows 10

    Hi Anup,

    Thank you for your reply.

    I would respond as follows:

    1. No, I have not installed any third party applications to delete Temporary Internet Files or Temporary Files.

    2. Yes, as mentioned in my message, I had chcked the relevant boxes for Temporary Internet Files and Temporary Files before performing Disk Clean-up. But still the files won't delete.

    Your suggestion is about deleting Browsing history. I don't have any issues with deleting Browsing history. It's about deleting Temporary Internet Files and Temporary Files. Browsing history can be deleted via Internet Options or from the option available
    in the Hub of Microsoft Edge.

    Any help on how to delete Temporary Internet Files and Temporary Files would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards.
     
    NShafkat, Dec 14, 2019
    #4
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