I see after I did a recent upgrade I now have a directory called Windows10Upgrade on my C: drive. Does anyone know if this is safe to delete?

  • sure, delete it Aug 20, 2016 at 10:03

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They should be safe to delete as they're only the files used to update windows.

  • It's safe do delete manually, but if you don't, it will go away 30 days after the upgrade. Or at least, it's supposed to. Nov 24, 2016 at 22:56

To remove this folder, uninstall "Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant". (Source.)

  • That did not remove the directory when I tested it Apr 5, 2017 at 12:33
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    It removed the directory when I run it
    – Kobus Smit
    Apr 10, 2017 at 11:23
  • Tested uninstall again on Windows 10 Creators Update, now it removed the directory. Aug 25, 2017 at 8:41
  • That did not remove the directory it self, but all the content except a HttpHelper.exe
    – Sinky
    Aug 30, 2017 at 6:34
  • 3
    In my case it is called Windows 10 Update assistant.
    – jonathan
    Sep 4, 2018 at 6:05

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