How to Delete Old Windows Folder in Windows 10

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Windows 10 is here and, not all of you but a group of millions including me has installed it on their computers. The only reason I am keeping it because it is faster than Windows 8 and Windows 7. It has less impact on system resources like RAM and CPU. On SSD, it is with 3 seconds faster bootup. Programms also launch quickly. So, because of my satisfaction, I decided to delete Delete Old Windows Folder on Windows 10 to save the disk space on my SSD. You can find the folder in C drive named Windows.old.

Warning: You should only delete old Windows 7 or Windows 8 folder in Windows 10 if you do not want to revert back.

Microsoft has published the manual without any image. No image makes it bit difficult for a simple home user to understand the procedure. Thus, I have created a pictorial to make it easy to understand. Before using Microsoft’s guidelines, I gave a try to Unlocker tool but it did not work at all.

Go to Control Panel and open Administrative Tools.

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A new window will open. Now run Disk Cleanup with Administrative rights from the list of tools. Right click on Disk Cleanup and select Run as Administrative.

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You will be prompted to select drive which u want to clean. In default case, it should be C drive. Select the drive and press OK button.

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A drive scan will be carried out to find all the data which can be deleted from the drive.disk-cleanup-scan-computelogy

 After the scan, you window will appear showing you what you can delete. Check the box on the left of Previous Windows Installation and press OK.

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A warning message will be shown, press Delete Files and the process will continue. During the process, you will also be warned about the deletion of Windows.old folder. Press Yes again.

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Now the process will continue and all the data, which u have selected to be deleted, will be deleted.

I freed 22 GB up which is really precious for me because my SSD is 250GB of capacity.

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