1.    26 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Window 10 HP

    Does W10 upgrade delete windows.old files afer 30 day rollback period?


    I did an upgrade (not a clean install) to Win 10 Pro on an older laptop running Win 7 Pro. This was just over 30 days ago. All seemed to go fine and the system is working fine, with a few minor hiccups.

    I have no intentions to rollback to Win 7 so have decided to remove the windows.old folder and regain disk space. Looked at the properties of the windows.old folder and discovered it was empty. I then opened the Disk Cleanup tool>Clean up system files and could not find any Previous Windows installation option.

    Does the Windows 10 upgrade process automatically remove the windows.old files and the Disk Cleanup>Previous Windows installation option after the 30 day rollback period expires? I'm not really low on disk space (more than half is free) but would like to clean this up if possible or get an idea what happened to the windows.old files.

    TIA for replies
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  2.    26 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello YC4719, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Yes, the previous installation files will be automatically deleted after 31 days.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...s-windows.html
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  3.    26 Jul 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello YC4719, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Yes, the previous installation files will be automatically deleted after 31 days.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...s-windows.html
    Thanks for the quick response! I suspected that was the case but good to have confirmation that it was not some issue with the upgrade process for my system. Would it be OK to delete the empty windows.old folder? It just has 5 empty folders.
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  4.    26 Jul 2016 #4
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    Sure, it'll be safe to delete.
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  5.    26 Jul 2016 #5
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks again for the info. Topic is solved.
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  6.    26 Jul 2016 #6
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    You're most welcome.
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