1. mwindgre's Avatar
    Can I delete using system clean up the Windows.old folder?
    01-24-2015 11:25 AM
  2. mrruz's Avatar
    Use disk cleanup -> clean up system files -> check "Previous Windows installation"
    mwindgre, Tornado92 and xandros9 like this.
    01-24-2015 11:29 AM
  3. jacob103's Avatar
    Use disk cleanup -> clean up system files -> check "Previous Windows installation"
    Will this mess up my system if I do this???
    01-24-2015 10:00 PM
  4. Chuck Foltz's Avatar
    not if your staying on win10
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-24-2015 10:11 PM
  5. Skamath's Avatar
    So sorry this might seem like a thread Hijack but it may be what the OP has already done. I have a recovery disk and a system image and I am considering getting rid of the Windows.old about 18 GIg and the windows temp install files and upgrade Log file which will give my little HP envy some more room about 1 Gig. What happens when you get the others 2 off as well. The recovery disk and/or image should be sufficient shouldn't it?
    01-24-2015 10:42 PM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    Will this mess up my system if I do this???
    No.

    So sorry this might seem like a thread Hijack but it may be what the OP has already done. I have a recovery disk and a system image and I am considering getting rid of the Windows.old about 18 GIg and the windows temp install files and upgrade Log file which will give my little HP envy some more room about 1 Gig. What happens when you get the others 2 off as well. The recovery disk and/or image should be sufficient shouldn't it?
    Looks like you have what you need. you can safely nuke them all
    Skamath likes this.
    01-24-2015 11:10 PM
  7. Skamath's Avatar
    Missiles away then. Thank you Xandros9
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-25-2015 12:22 AM
  8. jhoff80's Avatar
    The one thing about it with Windows 10 is that even after using Disk Cleanup to remove this, you'll still have the (then non-functioning if you delete the files) "Windows Rollback" option in your boot loader. So just keep that in mind.
    01-25-2015 02:21 AM
  9. anon(5335899)'s Avatar
    The one thing about it with Windows 10 is that even after using Disk Cleanup to remove this, you'll still have the (then non-functioning if you delete the files) "Windows Rollback" option in your boot loader. So just keep that in mind.
    EasyUEFI will fix that if you are on a UEFI system. Otherwise afaik you can edit the boot options in windows itself. Remember this is dangerous and can brick your system completely, calling for a reinstall. Se also THIS
    01-25-2015 04:25 AM
  10. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    EasyUEFI will fix that if you are on a UEFI system. Otherwise afaik you can edit the boot options in windows itself. Remember this is dangerous and can brick your system completely, calling for a reinstall. Se also THIS
    right click start, click run, type msconfig, choose Boot tab, click on line that reads Rollback and delete - done.
    do this only if you are not using dualboot or do not plan on using that....
    01-25-2015 09:45 AM
  11. jhoff80's Avatar
    Of course it's possible to change yourself. But it would make more sense if it was removed automatically, plus I wouldn't suggest editing it for users who don't know what they're doing.

    That being said, Microsoft has mentioned that the bootloader entry is only temporary anyway, and that in future builds, it'll be part of the recovery environment and not a specific bootloader thing, so I guess it'd probably be a waste of effort for them to have disk cleanup remove it when it's a temporary thing anyway.
    01-25-2015 10:20 AM

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