Windows 10: Which files to delete... Solved

  1.    02 Jun 2017 #1

    Which files to delete...


    I am going to remove the "windows.old" folder now the update has gone well, and what to delete the "$windows.bt" folder as well... do I use disk clean up and remove the two highlighted?
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    Windows 10 Pro
       02 Jun 2017 #2

    Yes. Previous is Windows.old, Temporary is upgrade files which are no longer needed when upgrade has been done.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       02 Jun 2017 #3

    Hey Stuart,

    Sure you can delete them in Disk Cleanup if you like.

    Here are some other ways to delete the Windows.old and $Windows.~BT folders if needed. I like Option 4 best.

    Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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  4.    02 Jun 2017 #4

    Thank you... will get them removed, can't roll back now anyway
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       02 Jun 2017 #5

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    Windows 10 Professional
       04 Jun 2017 #6

    lol wow! Sorry I just had to comment on this. Your previous Windows folder is 45 GB big? That was a huge waste of space just sitting there on the computer. Good thing you freed that up, right? lol
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