1. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 3
    Window 10 HP
       26 Jul 2016 #1

    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. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,490
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       26 Jul 2016 #2

    Hello YC4719, and welcome to Ten Forums.

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

    Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows
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  3. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 3
    Window 10 HP
       26 Jul 2016 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello YC4719, and welcome to Ten Forums.

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

    Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows
    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. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,490
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       26 Jul 2016 #4

    Sure, it'll be safe to delete.
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  5. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 3
    Window 10 HP
       26 Jul 2016 #5

    Thanks again for the info. Topic is solved.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,490
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       26 Jul 2016 #6

    You're most welcome.
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