1.    24 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 14
    windows 10

    Windows 10 installation clutter up my c: drive (SSD harddisk)


    I upgraded to Windows 10 for free. It was downloaded by Microsoft and installed without a glitch, but to my dismay my 120 Gb SSD harddisk (the c: drive) is getting filled up more quickly than I expected. I've noticed two folders on the c: drive that take up a lot of space, Windows.old (16 Gb) and RefreshImage (8Gb). I suspect, but don't know for certain,
    that Windows.old is the "old" 8.1 OS that used to run on my desktop before the upgrade, and RefreshImage is the recovery image left on the c: drive when I made a USB recovery drive for the 8.1 system, and which I did not delete.
    I also made a recovery drive for Windows 10, and the reason I think that this particular RefreshImage is from 8.1 is the date stamp on the folder which is long before I upgraded.

    My question is: Can I safely delete these two folders. Windows.old an RefreshImage?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    24 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 26,722
    Windows 10 Pro x64
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Lost installation of windows 10 after formatting the other drive
Hello everyone, I have 2 seperated (physically) SSD drives in my laptop. Previously I had windows 8.1 on one drive, and I installed windows 7 and upgraded it to windows 10 on the other SSD drive. I enjoyed windows 10, so I formatted the drive...
Installation and Setup
Solved Cannot get the recovery USB drive to boot or the USB installation USB
I have just installed the free windows 10 upgrade from Windows 7 home premium. I have used the file history program to create a USB and a DVD recovery disk prior to creating a system image ( not done yet ) I tried to test the recovery but it does...
Installation and Setup
Solved Windows 10 installation from Windows 7 Pro - BSOD after installation
Hi I have been trying to install windows 10 since launch day. However i have been somewhat unsuccessful. Win 10 installs successfully but when the computer does the setting up of Apps at its first run it crashes to BSOD -...
Installation and Setup
Black screen, no hard drive activity on win 10 installation
I'm having problems upgrading to Windows 10; on the install part with the circle it reaches 70% overall and goes to a black screen with no cursor or hard drive activity. I have tryed installing five times now and have been reverted back to Windows...
Installation and Setup
Office De-clutter your inbox in Office 365
Windows 10 News
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:46.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums