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Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 8.1 to Get more Storage Space

Posted in Windows10 years ago • Written by Jenny Aaron5 Comments

Generally Windows.old folder has all the system files your Operating System was before using. This folder is created by the system by default when you are installing a new Windows in your system. It is greatly beneficial for the users who want to get a file or download link from their previously used Windows. They just need to click the folder “Windows.old” that lies in Drive C and then they can found the previously used data saved in different folders in it. Sometimes you do not need this folder and you want to drop it to enhance the disk storage space and you do not know very well how to remove this folder in Windows 8.1.

Here is a short and quick method for deleting this folder from your system in a couple of minutes. Below you will find some instructions you need to follow to remove Windows.old from Windows 8.1.

Steps to Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 8.1

Step 1: First, you need to go to the “File Explorer” that can be found on the taskbar of your desktop.

Show Command Prompt as Administrator Technique 1Step 2: You will be in “This PC” window where you will find the Drives. Here, right-click to the “C drive” and go to the “Properties” in the context menu to move ahead.

C Drive Properties to Remove Old WindowsStep 3: The Properties for C drive will appear now. You will see “Disk Cleanup” option with the image of Drive C at the mid of the window. Click this option.

Disk Cleanup to Remove Old WindowsStep 4: Now you will see the menu of Disk Cleanup for C drive where you need to select the option “Cleanup System Files”. A dialogue box will appear as the system started checking for the System Files you are commanding to cleanup from your system.

Temporary Files Removing Process in Disk Cleanup 4Step 5: Once the system has done with it, you will get the next window where you can see an option Previous Windows Installed with a check box before it. You need to mark this option and click “Ok” at the bottom of the window.

Previous Windows Deleted 6That’s it! Now your system will delete the folder Windows.old from Windows 8.1 and you will get free storage space to add more programs in your system. You see! How easily you have performed this task that seemed a hectic one.