Windows 10: Windows old, keep or dump? Solved


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       21 May 2015 #1

    Windows old, keep or dump?


    I've just got build 10122 and looking through the SSD shows 15.9 gb of Windows old. This pc has run W10 since the beginning with a clean install so W old is only from previous iterations of 10. Is it wise to dump the old files?
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  2.    21 May 2015 #2

    If there isn't anything there in the old installations that you want and/or need it's just taking up space.
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  3.    21 May 2015 #3

    tinmar49 said: View Post
    I've just got build 10122 and looking through the SSD shows 15.9 gb of Windows old. This pc has run W10 since the beginning with a clean install so W old is only from previous iterations of 10. Is it wise to dump the old files?
    If you think you might need to restore the old OS.. keep it.. otherwise.. delete it.
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       21 May 2015 #4

    The Windows old files are reluctant to go, it says that I need permission from "system".
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  5.    21 May 2015 #5

    tinmar49 said: View Post
    The Windows old files are reluctant to go, it says that I need permission from "system".
    One fast way is to use the disk clean up and then clean up the system files. You can't delete systems files just clicking delete.
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       21 May 2015 #7

    Thanks everyone, I had forgotten (old age), I've just got rid of 13.5gb.
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  8.    21 May 2015 #8

    I always go through windows.old because very rarely a few important files won't make it over to the new install. But for the most part windows is great with migrating over everything.
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       21 May 2015 #9

    bobsagetfullhou said: View Post
    I always go through windows.old because very rarely a few important files won't make it over to the new install. But for the most part windows is great with migrating over everything.
    I usually do as well. But anything I have on the test laptop is easily replaced or found again. Anything mission critical is on my Seven machine.
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