How to Make Space on C Drive in Windows After Upgrading?

In this post, we will talk about how we can make some space on the C Drive of our Hard Disk after upgrading to Windows 10. This will also work if you are upgrading to Windows 8 or 8.1 from the previous version of Windows.

I recently installed SSD (Sold State Drive) in my Desktop PC because the slow PC was affecting my work.

So I bought Samsung EVO SSD 120 and decided to use it as a Primary disk to install the OS on it so that I can make my PC a little faster. I am still keeping my 1TBV HDD as my Secondary Disk. (which is also connected inside the CPU cabinet).

After installing Windows has drastically improved my Computer from 1 Minute 30 Seconds of Boot time to just 10 Seconds to Boot time.

But since the SSd has only 120GB and I had to update to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 to get the Free upgradations. I am now left with only 78GB of Free Space.

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In a normal case, it wouldn;t have been important to me as I have a lot of space left on my 1TB HDD. I want to use the space on SSD for files that I’ll be needing to work on. Like the video samples, graphics, other apps etc.

So, I would be needing as much free space I can get. And I can do that by deleting the Windows.old folder which contains the System files from the previous installation.

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But it is important to note that we cannot simply delete it just like we delete other files or folders on PC.

Here is a guide I have written about how to delete the Windows.old folder the right way.

After deleting the Windows.Old Folder, I have now 82GB Free Space.

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