Windows 10 Is it safe to delete Windows.old?

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  1. Victor Hugo Garcia

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    I just reset Windows 10 and Windows created a folder called "Windows.old" which ocuppies a lot of space in my computer, it has all my previous files, but I already saved them in another computer. Is it safe to delete the folder?
     
  2. nmsuk

    nmsuk Windows Forum Admin
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    Yes but you have to use the disk clean up utility and then click on system files.


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  3. MikeHawthorne

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    Mike

    If you use CCleaner you can use it to remove the Windows.old file as well.
    Just look down under the Advanced or System headers, I don't remember which but you will see a listing for it.
    Just click the box and run CCleaner.

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  4. northangrywolf

    northangrywolf New Member

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    Of course, if u backup the previous files, u can delete it. and CCleaner is a good tool to help u delete it completely. and it can help u clrear the residue files.
     
  5. Demitrious Royster

    Demitrious Royster Active Member

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    Its completely safe to delete the windows.old folder. But, if you plan on restoring your system in the future to a prior restore point, deleting that folder will remove any prior restore points you have made
     
  6. nmsuk

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    Not entirely true as restore points are something completely different.
     
  7. trstick1

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    I have removed the windows.old folder and can not go back to the previous version of the system before the AU update.

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