When I first encountered Win setup files a couple of years ago, they were a huge pain in the ass. When I would need to find some sort of file, I would have to look through my old backup disks and/or my laptop’s storage. The process was slow and tedious, and as a result I’d often end up deleting several thousand or more files just to find one I needed to get rid of.
Then one day I decided I wanted to go back to a simpler, faster way to uninstall Win setup files. Enter Win setup files cleanup, a program that will delete all of your Win setup files in one fell swoop.
The program is free and works with all versions of Windows. Just make sure you have the version of Windows that you want to delete your Win setup files. To uninstall Win setup files you need to use the setup files cleanup program in Windows 10.
The program simply runs and deletes all of the files that it finds in a specific folder, including the ones that you have configured as the default installation directory for your system. The only reason you have to make the folder the default installation directory is to make sure your system doesn’t delete your setup files.
That’s correct. Win10 has the setup files cleanup program. I use it on my machine to just get rid of the Win setup files that I don’t want to be on my computer at all.
The program simply runs and deletes all of the files that it finds in a specific folder, including the ones that you have configured as the default installation directory for your system. The only reason you have to make the folder the default installation directory is to make sure your system doesnt delete your setup files.
The program itself has several parameters that you can use to customize what files are deleted. You can use the /set parameter to set the folder where all of your default setup files are (this is where they are when you are not using the program) or the /clear parameter to remove all of the files you have configured as your default installation directory.
If you dont want to remove your setup files, you can run this command in an elevated command prompt.
The most common reason we hear people ask about deleting their win setup files is because they don’t want to remove their data. You do want to delete your setup files if you are setting up your Win 10 system, as it makes installing Windows 10 easier. But this isn’t a problem when you install Windows 7, 8, or 10. Your setup files are there regardless of which operating system you use.
Before you delete your setup files, you will want to make sure that you know where your setup files are located under C:\Windows\System32. If you need help with this, check out this article.