Join Date : Jan 2015
Posts : 313
Windows 10 Home x64
To delete windows.old right click on start, click run, type "cleanmgr" no quotes click ok. The disk cleanup will come up, select the drive you have W10 installed on, click ok. When the disk cleanup box comes up click on "Clean up system files" the process will repeat itself except this time you can clean up the big files, windows previous installations and another one that escapes me at the moment.
Those can take up a lot of disk space, as much as, or more than 12G. Since I've been using W10 after each update to the next build I delete those files. The partition I created for W10 is 30G and with an installation and the windows old files it can take 20G+ so I delete it to make room for the next build.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Self Built OS Windows 10 Home x64 CPU AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus Motherboard ASUSTeK M5A88-V EVO Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8G (2x4G) DDR3 Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD 4250 (integrated on MB) Sound Card Realtek® ALC 892 8-Channel (Onboard) Monitor(s) Displays Acer S200HLAbd Black 20" Screen Resolution 1600 x 900
Keyboard Azio KB505U Large Print Tri-Color Illuminated USB Keyboard Mouse MS Optical Wheel Mouse (USB) PSU Corsair CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 Plus Bronze Active PFC Case Unknown Cooling CPU-stock cooling fan, 1 extra 80mm case fan Hard Drives Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB (W10)
WD Blue 500G SATA 6G WDBAAX5000ENC-NRSN (Backup/Storage) Internet Speed ATT Uverse (internet only) 18M down/2M up Browser Edge, IE11 and Waterfox Antivirus Win Defender, MBAM, SAS, Spyware Blaster all free editions Other Info Updated to W10 Home x64 via WU 8-15-2015
C:\$Windows.~BT is where Windows 10 is installed from when you upgraded to a new build. Not required but the install.esd in the sources folder can be used to create a ISO that can be used to install the same version on other computers using the ESDtoISO tool.
Windows.old is where your previous Windows installation was saved when you upgraded. If you don't need anything from there you can delete it using Disk Cleanup.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Lenovo IdeaCenter K450 OS Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.105 CPU Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz Memory 16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM Graphics Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Sound Card Realtek HD Audio; ?; ? Monitor(s) Displays HP h2207 with KVMS Screen Resolution 1280x800
Hard Drives 250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA-2 Internet Speed 6MB Up, 50MB Down Browser Seamonkey; Internet Explorer Antivirus Windows Defender; MBAM Pro, MBAE Free, MBARW
Once installed .ESD changes to all the files necessary to install windows (same version) again. Instead of converting ESD to ISO i just made ISO with all the files from C:\$Windows.~BT folder and moved to another HDD.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Home grown, home schooled. OS All kinds CPU AMD FX 6350 Be @4.7 GHz Motherboard GA-990XA-UD3 (rev. 1.1) Memory Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 MHz Graphics Card MSI AMD R7 260 oc Sound Card Realtec 888 onboard Monitor(s) Displays 24" and 22" Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
PSU Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W Case Chieftec Dragon Full tower Hard Drives Kingston V300, 120GB
Silicon Power Velox 70- 240GB
WD 750 GB Green
WD 350 GB Green Internet Speed 15/3 Mbps Browser Firefox Antivirus WD, MBAM
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