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Is it safe to manually clean SoftwareDistribution Download Folder


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#1 afnuke

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 04:53 PM

Is it safe to manually clean the Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download Folder   

Is it safe to manually clean the Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2    

 

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Together they are using about 10 percent of my drive.  Thanks in advance.  



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 04:55 PM

Hi afnuke :)

Yes it is safe to delete the Download folder in SoftwareDistribution. As for the Installer2 one in the NVIDIA folder, I cannot tell, I don't have it. What's inside it?

Edit: Before doing so, open an elevated command prompt and enter the following command:

net stop wuauserv

Once done, you can delete the folder. After that, enter:

net start wuauserv

Edited by Aura., 01 June 2015 - 04:56 PM.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 04:58 PM

Its updates for NVIDIA drivers,  I did not do clean installs most likely.  Was more worried about the windows update folder,  can always fix the NVidia drivers.  Thanks!



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 05:02 PM

No problem afnuke, as long as you got your answer, I'm glad that it's good with you :)

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 05:07 PM

Thanks,  rebooted and installed newest NVIDIA drivers without any problems.   Excellent!   Thanks for your time



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 05:07 PM

No problem afnuke, the pleasure is mine :)

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