Windows 10: Windows.old Solved

  1.    26 Sep 2017 #1

    Windows.old


    How long does it take to auto delete windows.old? My system installed creators just over 10 days ago and I just have it loads of idle time but itís still not deleted. I thought it was 10 days or have MS changed that (I know in early days it was 30 days)
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       26 Sep 2017 #2

    Hello Scotty,

    The contents are normally deleted in 10 days after an upgrade. How large is your Window.old folder?

    Installation Upgrade Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    26 Sep 2017 #3

    Thanks. Its just gone past 10 days. I will restart and leave it idle for a while to try again. Its about 20 gigs in size
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       26 Sep 2017 #4

    I believe whenever automatic maintenance runs next for you is when it should be deleted.
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  5. Posts : 585
    Windows 10
       26 Sep 2017 #5

    Don't worry about it, they say 10 days but in my experience more like 14 days or so. How hard is doing nothing...
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  6.    26 Sep 2017 #6

    Ok understood, thanks guys
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       27 Sep 2017 #7

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    Ok understood, thanks guys
    @Scottyboy99 , you can start the Maintenance yourself from the Control Pnel, if you wish.

    Manually Start or Stop Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

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  8.    27 Sep 2017 #8

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    @Scottyboy99 , you can start the Maintenance yourself from the Control Pnel, if you wish.

    Manually Start or Stop Automatic Maintenance in Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

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    Thanks, I’ll take a look. Just out of interest how often does automatic maintenance normally run. Is it daily or weekly?
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  9.    27 Sep 2017 #9

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    Just out of interest how often does automatic maintenance normally run. Is it daily or weekly?
    For me, it runs everyday. But that......didn't get rid of the Windows.old folder. I wanted to let the system get rid of it on its own and waited about 15 days, and nothing happened.

    I deleted it via Settings. It worked out fast and easy. See Option 4 in this Tutorial.
    Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

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