Windows update change download location

windows 7windows 8.1windows update

Is there a way to change the download path of windows updates?

(I want to protect my SSDs from unnecessary writes.)

Edit:

I read a lot of articles about SSD in the last 6 months, and I came to the conclusion, that it is not necessary to protect the SSD this way from the writes. A modern SSD withstands at least 500TB write during it's lifetime, so these few GBs of data does not really matter. http://techreport.com/review/27909/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-theyre-all-dead/3

Best Answer

I haven't tested this, but what about a symlink?

net stop wuauserv mklink /j c:\windows\softwaredistribution d:\other\desired\location net start wuauserv