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Recover more than 25GB of space on your PC after updating to Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Cloud minimum requirements revealed

Windows 10 Cloud minimum requirements revealed

If you have already updated to Windows 10 Creators Update and everything works correctly for you, delete the files from the old version and recover all the space they are occupying.

As of April 11, 2017, all Windows users can update to the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system, which is known as Windows 10. Creators Update.

The update is completely free and if you enter the Windows update assistant you will surely skip the warning. We remind you that this update will keep all your files and installed programs, but it is not superfluous to make a backup copy just in case. Here are some tips:


Recover more than 20GB of space on your SSD or hard drive

Alright, you’ve already updated and are enjoying Windows 10 Creators Update. Everything works correctly? So keep reading because you can recover several tens of gigabytes that are being occupied by the previous version of Windows.

In other words, the system itself maintains the data from the previous installation in the storage (SSD or hard disk, where we have it installed) so that we can return to that state if we have any problem.

Porsuerte, Windows allows us delete all those files and therefore freeing all that space to be available again. In some cases they can be more than 30GB.

How to free up space from previous Windows installations

In the Start menu write Disk Cleanup and the option will appear:

free disk space startup

Select the storage drive that Windows is installed on (usually C :). In the new window that appears we will see the Disk Cleanup Wizard, but the option that interests us is at the bottom: Clean up system files

Upon entering, we re-select the drive we want to free and for a few minutes analyze the space that is being used. In the new window you will see that there is an option of Previous Windows Installations.

In our case it is occupying 17 GB, but it can vary depending on the PC. We simply select the option, press accept and after a few instants this space will be totally freed in your storage unit.

What’s New in Windows 10 Creators Update

If you are still hesitating whether to update, here are the biggest news of this new Windows update: