A question about the Windows.old folder?

I just received my new Alienware 15 R4 and after the updates it now has the Windows.old folder. I know that its a previous Windows version folder but it ate up over half of my 223 GB SSD. I thought I had a clean install of Win 10. Can I clean this fold off the SSD without any problems?

Thanks for ant help.


To properly get rid of it you need to run disk cleanup.

  • Hit start and type cleanup
  • Once there be sure the “clean system files” option is checked
  • Then you we’ll be able to remove old versions of Windows

I’m writing from my phone, so this if of the top of my head. Let me know if it works.


yes, you can get rid of it if you don’t need anything out of it.

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