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How to remove your previous version of windows after Update


Last updated on July 9, 2018

Welcome back Techies,

Today we will learn how to clean the files of old windows after the update to latest windows version.

After upgrading windows to a latest version (In my case, latest window is windows 10 version 1709) , about gigs of space is occupied by previous window files as in  a folder called Windows.old   and  you don’t want  to rollback to a previous version of windows right ?. Then probably you want remove previous windows installation files and free up your disk. You can delete windows.old folder or remove previous windows files by 2 ways.

1st method:  From Setting

  •  First of all , open Settings

Start Menu > Type Setting

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  •  Now Select:

System>Storage>This PC

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  • Now choose, Temporary filesand under Remove temporary files, select the Previous version of Windows check box and then choose Remove files.

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2nd method: Using disk cleanup

  • Type cleanmgr in Start search, right click on Disk Cleanupand choose run as  administrator.


  •  choose c:and click on Ok button. After that scroll down  till you see Previous Windows installation(s). This will remove the Windows.old  folder. Check this option and press on OK.


That’s it, We have successfully cleaned up the disk space by removing the unused old windows file.

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your free space!!!!!!!

Your Comments are highly appreciated !

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