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#1 R. Mansfield

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 12:25 PM

I had nearly 30 GB missing from my hard drive after updating to Windows 8.1 and reinstalling my apps (which were deleted because I was upgrading from the preview version).

 

I discovered that much of the previous version of Windows was in a directory called "Windows.old." Windows wouldn't let me delete it, so I went to Control Panel: Administrative Tools: Disk Cleanup and then hit the "Clean up system files" button. I checked nearly everything, but it was the previous Windows install taking up most of the space.

 

Such things are a constant reminder of why I prefer the Mac over Windows.


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 12:30 PM

Do MS have a specific reason for this ? It may be a recovery thing. Of course it could be a bug.


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 12:34 PM

Not certain. There's a separate recovery partition, and the cleanup process I ran didn't affect that. 


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:07 PM

Ah perhaps this is it : http://windows.micro...dows-old-folder


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