Windows 10 temporary files

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  1. geoffwba7

    geoffwba7 Senior Member

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    I keep getting a nagging pop up suggesting I remove temporary files and delete the old Windows installation. I am not sure why I would want to do this, particularly if I wanted to revert to Windows 7 within the 1 month allowed by Microsoft ?
     
  2. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    because it uses space but windows should not be telling you to do this... have you got some 3rd party software installed?
     
  3. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    Disk Cleanup will pop up if you are low on disk space, I have CCleaner running and it also will pop up and ask to clean up files.
     
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  5. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    If you have more then one partition and don't want to remove your Windows.old file just move it to another location.

    To do this copy it to the new location and then use CCleaner to remove it from it's location on Drive C:\. Make a note of where you moved it from, so if necessary you can move it back and run restore.

    After the month is up you can just delete it, from where you saved it.

    Other temp files you can probably just remove now using CCleaner, that's why they're called temporary. LOL

    Mike
     

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