Windows 10: is it normal for windows old to be 20.4 gb after AU

  1.    09 Sep 2016 #1

    is it normal for windows old to be 20.4 gb after AU


    good day all just curious if the windows.old folder should be 20.4 GB after the AU. i just did the update today all seems well just wondering.
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       09 Sep 2016 #2

    dmesal said: View Post
    good day all just curious if the windows.old folder should be 20.4 GB after the AU. i just did the update today all seems well just wondering.
    It's hard to say not knowing how large the C:\Windows Folder was before the update.
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  3.    10 Sep 2016 #3

    I have just checked mine following the update last week and the "windows.old" is just short of 19GB in size

    I have also been told by a few people that this will auto delete after about 10 days Will soon find out this time next week...
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  4.    10 Sep 2016 #4

    stuarttunstall said: View Post
    I have just checked mine following the update last week and the "windows.old" is just short of 19GB in size

    I have also been told by a few people that this will auto delete after about 10 days Will soon find out this time next week...
    You can force it by using Disk cleanup > Clean system files.
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  5.    10 Sep 2016 #5

    I am just going to wait and see if it does self delete just to see if it actually does Lol
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  6.    10 Sep 2016 #6

    stuarttunstall said: View Post
    I am just going to wait and see if it does self delete just to see if it actually does Lol
    They promised 10 days as opposed to 30 before but I have seen them sitting there for year or more.
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  7.    10 Sep 2016 #7

    That would not surprise me... I did the update on Tuesday night so I will see what happens about this time next week.. If not I will remove it myself
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       10 Sep 2016 #8

    CountMike said: View Post
    They promised 10 days as opposed to 30 before but I have seen them sitting there for year or more.
    The original 10240 upgrade a year ago never got round to deleting its windows.old, I had to clean it up manually. For 1511 I couldn't be bothered to wait, used disk cleanup. This time I waited to see - 10 days after my AU upgrade (to the minute) it was all automatically removed.
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  9.    10 Sep 2016 #9

    20.4 GB is not an unheard-of size for a Windows.old folder. I write about this stuff, so I usually check mine on a variety of systems. I've seen them as small as 9 or 10 GB and as large as 20-25 GB across the various systems upon which I've run Windows 10 since October of 2014 when the Technical Preview first became generally available. This is on the high side, but that probably reflects a Windows install with numerous installed applications (which also add to the image size).
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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