Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
  1.    06 May 2017 #11
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by WOT View Post
    Sorry, I meant to say temporary files (not temporary storage). You should be able to completely remove windows.old. Is it still there (in a reduced size)?
    Yes it is. 2.79 GB, as shown in Settings, System, Storage etc., and it is still shown in my C drive as "Windows.old".
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    06 May 2017 #12
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 471
    Win 10 Pro 15063.332 (ex-Insider)

    If it is still there, check out this tutorial:

    Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10

    @Bree already recommend option 1
    I recommended option 4

    Still 2 other options available.
    Last edited by WOT; 06 May 2017 at 21:48.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    06 May 2017 #13
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by WOT View Post
    If it is still there, check out this tutorial:

    Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10

    @Bree already recommend option 1.
    I recommended option 4

    Still 2 other options available.
    Will do, tomorrow.

    Thanks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    06 May 2017 #14
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 471
    Win 10 Pro 15063.332 (ex-Insider)

    Good luck.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    07 May 2017 #15
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter

    I have now used Option 4 as recommended by WOT and that reduced the size of Windows.old to under 3 GB, much lower than it was. I then used Option 1. No change. Then I used Option1 again and this time scrolled down the list of files to be cleaned. One was something like "old windows files". It was checked. I hadn't noticed that before. When Option 1 was complete my Windows.old was still there at the root of C. I ran Option1 again and this time Windows.old was not listed at all in option 1. I'm not confident at using Command Line approaches - a single mis-type can result in &*$~**"+.

    My Macrium image backup ran this evening. It took 27 minutes, compared to the 19 before Creators, and the 32 minutes after Creators but before I reduced Windows.old.

    I think I will let it rest there. Windows.old has been reduced to a small size and hopefully it will be automatically deleted sometime.

    Thanks for the help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    29 Jun 2017 #16
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 100
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
    WOT:

    I think you are right. Trust Macrium.

    When my macrium image ran around mid-day today I noticed it took 32 minutes for a Full BU, wheras before Creators it took about 19 minutes. Is this a feature of Creators?

    Thanks.
    Holy crap. I downloaded Macrium to test, while going through a horrible experience reinstalling (too many times) Win 10. Macrium failed on the first backup. There was an issue that I learned about here. Redundancy is the key.
    I bought Acronis, but I still use Win10 History (on occasion) and Backup and Restore (on occasion).
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    30 Jun 2017 #17
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts : 243
    Windows 10 Pro 1709 16299.19

    For the OP, I use AOMEI for a backup to Macrium. I like the OP, feel better with redundency. The Free Version of AOMEI will perform the same functions as Macrium.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Hardware & Drivers Backup and Restore Device Drivers in Windows 10
How to Backup and Restore Device Drivers in Windows 10 If you clean install Windows, you will need to install drivers for each device in the system. Some of these device drivers may no longer be available from the manufacturer, or you misplaced a...
Tutorials
Backup and restore with Windows 10
I am new to 10 and in the past version of Windows I have used the free version of Backup Maker for backing up my hard drive to an external drive. The program works okay but does have some issues I am not happy with. I thought I would try to use the...
Backup and Restore
Backup and Restore (Windows 7)
My PC originally came with XP (OEM). My upgrade procedure was to install an SSD and load 8.1 on that. When booting for the first time, I was surprised but pleased to see that I had the choice of 8.1 or XP. Subsequently, I opted to upgrade to Win 10...
Backup and Restore
What is -- Backup and Restore (Windows 7) Feature
I am running W10 and in the Control Panel there is an application called Backup and Restore (Windows 7). I played with it to see exactly what it was doing and I'm not sure and was hoping someone here may know what it is all about. Firstly, why...
Backup and Restore
Solved Backup and Restore Windows 7?
I installed Windows 10 29Jul2105, and that day I created a System Image Backup on both computers. On Sunday , on the desktop of both computers, I found a folder named Windows 7, created 02Aug2015; I have no idea how thye were created. A short...
Backup and Restore
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 13:53.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums