Windows 10 Tutorials 157 – How To Delete the Windows.old Folder in Windows 10

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of this new operating system by Microsoft.

This tutorial will show you how to delete the Windows.old folder in Windows 10.

When you upgrade from a previous version of Windows, Windows 10 will create a Windows.old folder which it will delete automatically after 30 days. For 30 days you still have time to rollback to previous version using this Windows.old folder.

If you do not wish to go back to previous of Windows then you can reclaim your hard disk space by deleting this folder.

[su_note]Note: If you delete Windows.old folder, you will not be able to go back to previous version of Windows.[/su_note]

How To Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10:

  1. Open Disk Cleanup by pressing Windows + R key combination, type in cleanmgr and press Enter.
  2. Select C drive and press Ok to proceed.
    How To Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10
  3. Click on the Clean up system files button.
    How To Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10
  4. If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to continue.
  5. Select C drive and press Ok to proceed.
    How To Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10
  6. Check Previous Window installations and click Ok to proceed.
    How To Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10
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