Windows 10: Remove Win 10 1511 Upgrade File(s)?

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
  1.    14 Nov 2015 #1

    Remove Win 10 1511 Upgrade File(s)?


    Hello ALL:
    I remember when upgrading from Win 8.1 to 10, there were many GB of files that could be removed.

    Well, after my TechBench upgrade, my Image backup has grown by 11GB!!! Does anyone know where these unneeded files are? I would sure like to get my 11GB back!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 1,835
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       14 Nov 2015 #2

    do a disk clean up and select clean system files
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    14 Nov 2015 #3

    That was fast! I can try that. I do remember that there were folders that you could go to. I just was always afraid of disk cleanup! :-)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    14 Nov 2015 #4

    MPSAN said: View Post
    Hello ALL:
    I remember when upgrading from Win 8.1 to 10, there were many GB of files that could be removed.

    Well, after my TechBench upgrade, my Image backup has grown by 11GB!!! Does anyone know where these unneeded files are? I would sure like to get my 11GB back!
    Here's a very nice tutorial on how to accomplish what you want to do:
    Disk Cleanup - Open and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    14 Nov 2015 #5

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Here's a very nice tutorial on how to accomplish what you want to do:
    Disk Cleanup - Open and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    I looked at diskcleanup and it said I can recover 157 MB. Is 1511 really 11GB bigger than Win 10 240?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    14 Nov 2015 #6

    MPSAN said: View Post
    I looked at diskcleanup and it said I can recover 157 MB. Is 1511 really 11GB bigger than Win 10 240?
    That's the space of the old OS. The .old folder contains the remints of build 10240 and that's how big that is.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    14 Nov 2015 #7

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    That's the space of the old OS. The .old folder contains the remints of build 10240 and that's how big that is.
    WOW, you "guys" are FAST. I will look for a .old...

    WOW... Windows.old is 18GB!

    Can I just remove it all? I think I can.

    Also, can I remove $Windows-BT and WS?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    14 Nov 2015 #8

    MPSAN said: View Post
    WOW, you "guys" are FAST. I will look for a .old...
    Rabbits move fast.. what you can do is run the disk cleanup and get rid of the old junk. This is assuming that you're system is working fine and stable.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    14 Nov 2015 #9

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Rabbits move fast.. what you can do is run the disk cleanup and get rid of the old junk. This is assuming that you're system is working fine and stable.
    System is fine...not sure why it removed CPUZ, but diskcleanup is not showing this. Can I just delete Windows.old, $Windows-BT and WS with my FileManager (Q-DIR).
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    14 Nov 2015 #10

    MPSAN said: View Post
    System is fine...not sure why it removed CPUZ, but diskcleanup is not showing this. Can I just delete Windows.old, $Windows-BT and WS with my FileManager (Q-DIR).
    OK, I changed permissions on the WS and BT and removed them. On to .old!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Related Threads
Hi guys how are you? I have an issue after the upgrade to 1511 build, it was made via Windows Update Take a look at the image, the icons now at the start menu have diferent colors , before all had the same color , the grey one just like the...
So today the big Fall update came out and I wanted to install it so after over 2 hours of my slow internet downloading everything I need and installing it I was given a message that I need to restart my PC to finish everything up. So I did and while...
I just download Windows 10 Build 10586 direct from a Microsoft Download site. Installed clean from the ISO. Activated by my Windows 8.1` activation key. Very cool. But what's with the new numbering scheme. Unusually the downloaded ISO name was...
44427 I was wondering/can't figure out if I can hide the desktop library and other things from the file explorer. Is it possible? Thanks!
I would like the OneDrive icon to be hidden/removed from File Explorer on my 64 bit Windows 10 Home device. I find the same steps all over the that don't seem to work for me involving setting two flags in the registry as follows: Set 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 19:38.
Find Us