How To Delete “Windows.old” Folder After Updating To Creators Update?

I am sure, you know that Microsoft has officially launched its Windows 10 Creators update on April 2017 and Fall Creators update on Oct, 2017. It has a few new features added to it. This is always good to keep your computer up-to-date. New update always includes bug fixes, enhanced performance and some other new features added to it. Still, if you have not updated your Windows 10 with Creators update (OS built: 15063), you may click here and update your Windows 10 computer anytime to creators update. Updating you Windows will not harm to your computer. All of your Settings, files, data, images will be as it is. There will be no change in it. Once updated, it will create a folder named Windows.old in your installation directory (C:\). However, it will take few time to get your computer update, depends on your computer & internet speed.

Windows.old Folder

 

If you have already updated your Windows 10 to creators update, you might have noticed, it has occupied a lot space on your installation drive (C:\ drive) and created a new folder with the name of Windows.old. Check the image below:

windows.old

Steps To Delete Windows.old

 

Therefore, hereby this article will show you the steps to remove or delete Windows.old folder and that can create a huge space on your installation drive and enhanced your Windows 10. Follow the steps below to remove or delete Windows.old folder from C:\ drive:

Step 1. Press Win + X, it will open the options, select Search.

search

Step 2. Type “Disk Cleanup” on Search box and you will see the result. Click on Disk Cleanup to open.

disk cleanup

Step 3. It will open “Disk Cleanup: Drive Selection” windows on your screen. C:\ drive is selected by default. Click OK to continue. It will start calculating the disk space on it.

Step 4. Once it’s finished, will open Disk Cleanup Windows on your screen. If you see Previous Windows installation(s) in this list, then check the box and click OK.

Step 5. If you do not see Previous Windows installation(s), then click on “Clean up system files” option as shown in the image 1 below:

It will again jump to Disk Cleanup: Drive Selection” windows on your screen (image 2). C:\ drive is selected by default. Now this time it will check system files deeply. Click OK button to continue.

Step 6. Now again, it comes with Disk Cleanup Windows on your screen. Look for Previous Windows installation(s) and check the box on it to select and click OK button to start the cleanup process.

It may take a while, depends on your computer configuration. Once it has done, just need to restart your computer and go back to windows explorer and check out the disk space. Now you got a huge space in your drive c. In my case, it has extended more than 25 GB space on my drive.

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