Have you installed the new Windows update and are you missing a few gigabytes of storage space? You can get it back in a few clicks.

Some users will notice that after an update, several gigabytes of memory are suddenly missing on the computer. This is because Windows stores the old version of the system for ten days in the so-called “windows.old” folder. This way, users can return to the latest stable version in case of problems. If you don’t want to wait ten days or need the space immediately, you can also release the memory manually.

Here’s how this works.

Attention: Delete the folder only if you really want to stay with the current Windows version. A rollback to the previous version is made significantly more difficult without the folder.

Remove Windows.old

1. press the Windows key and E, to open the file explorer.

2. Right-click on the drive where Windows is installed. Usually the disk is C. If you don’t see any disks, click in the bar on the left This PC Click. All drives should now be listed.

3. Select the drive with the right mouse button characteristics.

4. Select the point in the window that opens To clean. It can be found in the tab General.

5. The system will now show possible data that has been deleted could be. To access system data, such as old Windows versions, you need the option Clean up system files Select. You need administrator rights for this step.

6th. Choose the files you want to delete. For example, Windows offers temporary files, but also “previous Windows installations”. Click Clean and the files will be deleted

Alternatively, you can also delete files through the system settings. It goes like this:

1. press the Windows key or click on it Windows symbol in the system tray (usually bottom left).

2. press the Gear wheel iconthat opens it Windows settings

3. click on system.

4th Find the menu Storage. Click here.

5. click on Free up space now.

6th Select the files you want to delete and click Delete files.

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