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  1.    28 Mar 2016 #1

    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. Brink's Avatar
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       28 Mar 2016 #2

    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

    Funky said: 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

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

    Funky said: 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. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       28 Mar 2016 #6

    Glad we could help. :)
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