Windows 10 IoT – Removing Windows Update history

Hi everyone

In my latest blog post I talked on how to patch a IoT terminal when the SSD is small.

A tip not talked inside the blog post is how to remove unnecessary files after the update.

I dont recommend that tip if you have plenty of disk space, as it will break for you some ability, like to remove Windows KB.

The command to use is;

Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase

I will quote the same warning than on the Windows website;


All existing service packs and updates cannot be uninstalled after this command is completed. This will not block the uninstallation of future service packs or updates.

By running the command I save a 1 or 2 gigs. It’s not a lot, but on low disk space disk it mean a lot.

Thanks for reading, today was a small tip 🙂