1.    28 Mar 2016 #1
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    win 10 hoe

    Question about after an upgrade


    Hi, after upgrading 8.1 to win 10 Home, i have a "Windows.old" directory.
    can i safely delete it seeing as i have no plans of downgrading it back to 8.1.

    Thank You in advance if you answer
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  2.    28 Mar 2016 #2
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello Funky, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Yes, you can safely delete the Windows.old folder since you have no plans on going back to the previous Windows.

    I would recommend to wait at least a week before you do to make sure that everything is running properly first, and that there's nothing in the folder you may want later.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    28 Mar 2016 #3

    Quote Originally Posted by Funky View Post
    Hi, after upgrading 8.1 to win 10 Home, i have a "Windows.old" directory.
    can i safely delete it seeing as i have no plans of downgrading it back to 8.1.

    Thank You in advance if you answer
    what Brink said , don't just delete it manually though , use the Windows Clean-up utility.
    Last edited by Brink; 28 Mar 2016 at 10:31. Reason: removed link for the same above
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  4.    28 Mar 2016 #4
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks very much for the info Guys, will do it via the link .
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  5.    28 Mar 2016 #5
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    Windows 10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by Funky View Post
    Hi, after upgrading 8.1 to win 10 Home, i have a "Windows.old" directory.
    can i safely delete it seeing as i have no plans of downgrading it back to 8.1.
    Thank You in advance if you answer


    It should be noted that it will self delete after 30 days as a scheduled disk cleanup task too, so no rush to decide.
    Last edited by mrgeek; 28 Mar 2016 at 10:40.
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  6.    28 Mar 2016 #6
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Glad we could help.
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