How to Free Up Disk Space After Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Dave LeClair 05-08-2016

Did you hustle to install the Windows 10 Anniversary update How to Get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update Now Windows 10 is receiving a major upgrade this month. The Anniversary Update is rolling out slowly. We show you how to upgrade now, how to delay the upgrade, and which pitfalls to watch out for. Read More because you just couldn’t wait to get the latest features on your PC?


Have you noticed that your SSD feels a bit less spacious than it used to? When you do an update, Windows adds a file that will let you go back to the previous version Free Up Disk Space by Removing Windows.old Folder Windows prepares an automatic backup before you re-install. The Windows.old folder includes user profiles and personal files. Here's how to restore the data and remove the folder to free up space. Read More in case you run into some issues. But that file takes up space, if you’re using a smaller drive, this can be a problem.

Don’t worry though because you can delete it and get that space back. Note, however, that once you free up this space, there’s no going back. So if suddenly decide you want to do a recovery and jump back in time How to Uninstall the Windows 10 Anniversary Update The Anniversary Update has arrived for Windows 10 and many people aren't happy with it. If you want to get rid of it, here's how to do it the easy way. Read More , not having the Windows.Old file will prevent that.


First, hit Win key + I to go to Settings. Click System, then Storage. Click on the drive where Windows 10 is installed (C by default). Scroll down to and click on Temporary Files. Check the box next to Previous versions of Windows and click on Remove Files. 

Now, you’ll free up tons of space (generally in the 10-15GB range), which is always a good thing!


Did you get the Anniversary Update yet? What do you think How to Speed Up Windows 10 From Boot to Shut Down Registry tweaks and ominous cleaners rarely fix a slow computer. We have compiled a list of tried-and-true methods that will give your Windows 10 computer an instant performance boost. Read More of the new features? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Bunny
    August 8, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I used CCleaner to get that space back and guess what it did ?
    wiped all the important files and now windows 10 corrupted ! :(

  2. sblindo
    August 8, 2016 at 6:16 am

    And the two new partitions (450MB)?
    Can I delete?