How To Remove The Windows.old Folder In Windows 10

When your computer downloads and installs the latest Windows 10 update the older version will remain in your system and will be labeled as Windows.old. This file contains all of your files and data from the older Windows version and can be used to restore your computer to the old version in case the new update has issues. 

The Windows.old file takes up a lot of space on your computer hard drive and if you are running low on disk space you will want to delete this file. Normally, this file will be deleted automatically 10 days after you get the latest windows 10 update. If you want to delete this file immediately then follow the easy steps listed below.

How To Remove The Windows.old Folder In Windows 10

  • In the search box on the taskbar, type settings, then choose it from the list of results.
  • Select System > Storage > This PC and then scroll down the list and choose Temporary files.
  • Under Remove temporary files, select the Previous version of Windows check box and then choose Remove files.

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