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Free up hard disk space after Windows 10 upgrade

Have you recently upgraded to Windows 10? If you did not re-install your Windows from scratch, then you will have some installation files sitting in your hard disk and using up your space. To free up your hard disk space and reclaim it back, follow the steps below.

Do NOT do this if you plan to roll back to your previous version of Windows.

Step 1: Search and run “Disk Clean-up”.


Step 2: Usually your Windows folder is installed on your C: drive, so click “OK”.


Step 3: Click on the “Clean up system files” button.


Step 4: Scroll down and select “Previous Windows installation(s)” and “Temporary Windows installation files”. As you can see below it is using about 50gb of my hard disk space. Click “OK” to delete the files.


Remember, you should only remove these files if you are happy with using Windows 10. Once the files are deleted, you won’t be able to roll back to your previous version of Windows.

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Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use. It includes an improved Start menu and is designed to startup and resume fast. Plus, it’s packed with new innovations including Microsoft Edge – an all-new browser. Your personal files and apps you’ve installed will all be waiting for you. We’ve designed the upgrade to be easy and compatible with the hardware and software you already use.

Don’t miss out as this free offer won’t last forever. Get your Windows 10 upgrade here.

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