W10 Pro Update - Multiple "WINDOWS" directories?

  1. Kyle's Avatar
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    W10 Pro Update - Multiple "WINDOWS" directories?


    Hey guys*.

    Since my Windows 10 updated to version 1703 (build 15063.502) I now have multiple "Windows" folders within my C drive.
    • Windows (main installation folder)
    • $WINDOWS.~BT
    • Windows.old
    • Windows10Upgrade

    I am unsure of which is safe to delete because all three of the additional folders are taking significant storage space.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    IoNGeNeRaL said:
    Since my Windows 10 updated to version 1703 (build 15063.502) I now have multiple "Windows" folders within my C drive.
    • Windows (main installation folder)
    • $WINDOWS.~BT
    • Windows.old
    • Windows10Upgrade

    I am unsure of which is safe to delete because all three of the additional folders are taking significant storage space.
    Your system only uses the Windows folder. The other three are from the upgrade process. Windows should automatically delete them 10 days after your upgrade, in the mean time they are required should you wish to go back to your previous build.

    If you are sure you don't want to undo the upgrade, then you can delete them. The best way is to run Windows own Disk Clean up, and click its 'clean up system files' button. That is Option One in this tutorial.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...a.html#option1
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  3. Kyle's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro / macOS 10.14.6 (Hackintosh)
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    Done.

    Thank you.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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