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How to recover up to 20 gigabytes of space after updating Windows 10

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The new version of the operating system Microsoft has added a feature that saved on the hard disk a complete copy that allows us to return to the previous state after upgrading, in case of failures and other problems. This is something that can hold up to 20 gigabytes of space on your hard disk and can be totally useless for many users. Therefore, we will see how to recover up to 20 gigabytes of space after updating Windows 10.


Our fellow softzone offer us a nice tutorial on how to recover up to 20 gigabytes of space on your hard disk after Windows 10 update to the latest version available. To do this, it will be essential to have the latest operating system from Microsoft. First thing we do is to access "This computer" and right click with the mouse on the hard disk where you have installed Windows 10, usually "C:". Press in properties and look for the option "Cleanup" in the window that appears.

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After a brief loading time, the Disk Cleanup window appears with a number of listed items and the amount of space they take up on your hard drive . In this section we will see what the Temporary Internet occupy, error reports, etc., but not the option that we need access right now.

Will press the button "Clean up system files" that appears at the bottom and us new elements appear, including "Previous Windows installation". It amounts have knowledge of what is being done and not erase what we know it is. To avoid problems, we recommend you delete only the "Log Files Windows Update", "Previous Windows installation" and "Temporary Files Windows installation".


Once we have selected the items to be erased, press in the button "OK" at the bottom of the window. We will confirm that we want to remove these items and will proceed to eliminate them. We can once again "The team" to check the space that we have managed to recover.

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