Windows 10: Disk Space

  1.    26 Mar 2018 #1

    Disk Space


    Hello,
    On my new computer, is installed Windows 10 pro with all updates till today (23-Mar-2018).
    Current version is Version 1709 (OS Build 16299.309).
    Now on the disk there are some large folders which consume space:
    $GetCurrent = 3.94 GB
    Windows.old = 15.3 GB
    Windows 10Upgrade = 20MB
    I would like to have your opinion about deleting these large folders.
    Answers will be appreciated
    Thanks
    Motim
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  2.    26 Mar 2018 #2

    As this is a new install, I would run disk cleanup first.

    Open and Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    If the directories above are still there you can delete them manually - you definitely don't need them.

    Windows 10 Pro with nothing extra added and ignoring pagefile etc is about 10GB (about 7GB if you compress it).

    Much bigger than that on a fresh install you definitely have something you don't need.
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  3. axe0's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Mar 2018 #3

    You can delete $GetCurrent and Windows 10Upgrade, those are folders to perform the upgrade.
    Windows.Old will be automatically deleted if you don't want/need to go back to the previous version after 1 month.
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  4.    27 Mar 2018 #4

    Disk Space


    axe0 said: View Post
    You can delete $GetCurrent and Windows 10Upgrade, those are folders to perform the upgrade.
    Windows.Old will be automatically deleted if you don't want/need to go back to the previous version after 1 month.
    Hello,
    Thanks for the answer.
    Just curious, what triggers the automatic deletion of the Windows.Old folder ?
    Thanks
    Motim
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    27 Mar 2018 #5

    It's essentially on a timer. It will be automatically removed on the 11 day following the upgrade that spawned the Windows.old folder hierarchy to begin with (10 days afterwards, in different terms). I imagine it runs as a one-time scheduled task added to Task Scheduler at the end of the installation process.
    HTH,
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       27 Mar 2018 #6

    Motim said: View Post
    On my new computer...
    $GetCurrent = 3.94 GB
    Windows.old = 15.3 GB
    Windows 10Upgrade = 20MB
    Manufacturers often supply their machines with an earlier version of Windows preinstalled. Microsoft release a new version every six months, so if the PC had been in stock for a little while it's likely to have the previous version. This is not important as the PC will update itself to the latest version as you use it.

    That looks like what has happened to your new PC. Disk Clean-up's 'clean up system files' option can remove these folders for you.
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