Windows 10 has had many updates since it’s release and it’ll have many more in the future also. Many of these leave a lot of old data behind which can be several GB’s in size. A lot of computers especially laptops only come with a small SSD Hard Drive which cannot afford to lose this space. So in this tutorial I’ll explain how to get that data back.
If you look at the image below you’ll see the Windows.old that I’m talking about
The first thing to do is to open up This PC
Then as shown below right click on the C Drive and select Properties
Then click on Disk Cleanup
Then on the next box click on Clean up system files
It will then do a scan for previous windows installations
Next select what you want to remove, as you can see previous windows installations is 34.8GB, so tick the box at the side of it
Are you sure you want to permanently delete these files click on yes
The next box warns you that if you do this you won’t be able to go back to a previous version of windows if you have any problems. My advice is to make sure everything is working well and only do this to clear up space if you really need it…
The next step removes the old files and you’ll now have that space back in your C Drive and you can use it
Disclaimer: If do the above please remember that by doing this you remove the option to go back to a previous version of Windows 10 which sometime might be needed if you have a computer crash.
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