Windows 10: c\Windows.old Solved

  1.    21 Aug 2015 #1

    c\Windows.old


    Just converted over to Win10.

    Everything going very well.

    Looked at my disk capacity and it is showing that there is very little left.
    I started to look around and found a file that is 23gig big.

    C\Windows.old

    It was created on the same day I converted to win10.

    Is this file required?? Can I delete it if I am not going back to Win7?
    I need to fee up some disk space. That file seems like a large waste of disk space at the moment.

    Bob
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       21 Aug 2015 #2

    That folder holds files from your previous installation.
    If you made your own backup image before upgrading you won't need it.

    If you didn't make a backup image, you will need that file to rollback to the previous Windows installation that was on your PC.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       21 Aug 2015 #3

    Hello Bob,

    In addition to what Peter posted: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  4.    21 Aug 2015 #4

    If I am not planning to go back to Win7 I will not need the Windows.old file correct??

    Bob
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  5.    21 Aug 2015 #5

    davet102 said: View Post
    If I am not planning to go back to Win7 I will not need the Windows.old file correct??

    Bob
    Yes that is correct.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       21 Aug 2015 #6

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  7.    21 Aug 2015 #7

    Thanks.

    Are there any other files that can be moved or deleted from the Win10 upgrade?
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  8.    21 Aug 2015 #8

    I hope you have your previous OS key.
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  9.    21 Aug 2015 #9

    I deleted it
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