How long until Windows.old is deleted?

  1. Posts : 2,297
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)

    How long until Windows.old is deleted?

    I cannot find a firm answer but how long is until windows 10 automatically deletes/cleans up windows.old? I know one can run disk clean up but I was curious to know. I thought it was 7 days but 1809 was installed just over a week ago. Iíve left my machine idle for an hour but itís still there. Maybe itís 10 days?

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  2. Posts : 43,282
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Supposedly 10 days. Who knows? Maybe MS has changed it again.... & see

    Set Number of Days can Go Back to Previous Version of Windows | Windows 10 Tutorials
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    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    It's currently up to 10 days by default, but you can manually delete it anytime though. I like using either option 4 or 5 below.

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  5. Posts : 2,297
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
    Thread Starter

    Thanks guys. Good to know it can be changed. More curious than anything else. I’ll let it roll past 10 days and leave the pc alone for an hour
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