Windows 10: after new update can I delete windows.old and windows.bt Solved

  1.    07 Dec 2017 #1

    after new update can I delete windows.old and windows.bt


    Greetings
    Just had a long update and again windows.bt and windows.old were added.
    Can I safely delete them?
    How do I know which version I am?
    what else I can delete? (my system drive dropped by 20GB but I'm not sure all is windows' fault)
    how can I get rid of windows defender shield in the tray?
    thank you
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 17,762
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       07 Dec 2017 #2

    For questions about windows.old see this link:
    Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    To see or verify the windows version:
    In the left lower corner search type: winver > view popup about windows

    To cleanup the drive:
    In the left lower corner search type: clean > open disk cleanup > check boxes to see disk space you gain
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    07 Dec 2017 #3

    got rid of windows defender and onedrive thru registry
    still don't know if I can delete windows.bt & windows.old and how do I know my version
    thank you
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    07 Dec 2017 #4

    it worked!
    thank you zbook
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 17,762
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       07 Dec 2017 #5

    Your welcome.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 17,762
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       07 Dec 2017 #6
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
I selected remove previous versions of windows in disk cleanup and it deleted everything in window.old but one folder chain C:\Windows.old\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_87aa927b5db9eb5e It tells me I need...
Does Update delete $WINDOWS.~BT before downloading the new one? Or does it just overwrite the existing files?
How do I delete windows 10 update in Installation and Upgrade
Hi Guys. Is there anyway I can stop this download 32112 thanks in advance
I have tried everything and finally I decided to to completely reset my Windows and reinstall win 10. It gave me the option of deleting the hard drive. Securley. I did. But if Windows 10 is on there how is it going to install? Plus my PC Ethernet is...
Insider updates from 10130 to 10158 to 10159 to 10162 in fairly quick succession, and tried to delete Windows.old. After an age at 98%, then having to manually skip a load of stuff, it still seems as full as ever. Is there an easy way to remove the...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:51.
Find Us