If the disk Cleanup Utility stuck at cleaning Windows Update Cleanup in Windows 10, try this to fasten the process.

You may be using third-party PC Optimization tools to wipe junk files and browser history, but sometimes, you need to turn to Windows built-in Disk Cleanup utility to clean crucial system files such as Windows Update and Previous Windows installation files.

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Fix Disk Cleanup stuck on Windows Update Cleanup in Windows 10

If you’ve ran Disk Cleanup and selected C drive to clean up the System files and checked ‘Windows Update cleanup’ for deletion, the utility may get stuck at some point and does not progress further, then you’ve to do the below things.

I. Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter:

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

After running the Windows Update Troubleshooter, check if Disk Cleanup process completes or not.

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

III. Wait for the Disk Cleanup to complete cleaning the Windows Update files.

Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 reports Windows Update Cleanup of 3.99 TB size