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How to Save GBs of Space After Windows 10 Anniversary Update

When Microsoft releases a major update like the recent Windows 10 Anniversary Update, there are a lot of files left behind. This allows you to rollback to the previous version if needed.

If you’re happy with the way everything is running, you can clean up GBs of space on your hard drive. We covered how to free up space in the November Update, but it’s worth revisiting as the UI has changed, and it’s an easier process Here’s how to do it.

Get Windows 10 Disk Space Back

Start by going to Settings > System > Storage. After that select This PC (C:)

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On the next screen scroll down to Temporary files and the amount of space will vary between systems.

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Now check each of the items you want to remove. Typically, the largest amount of space you can save is the Previous version of Windows.

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Then click the Remove files button at the bottom and you’re done! Enjoy the extra space on your hard drive or SSD.

It’s also worth noting that the old way of doing this via Disk Cleanup still works as well. If you haven’t updated yet, check out our article about three ways to upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Edition.

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7 Responses to How to Save GBs of Space After Windows 10 Anniversary Update

  1. Learjet August 12, 2016 at 7:37 am #

    Thanks for the info here. I just got rid of 18 GB’s. I had no idea!

  2. Paul August 12, 2016 at 12:17 pm #

    I still like the “cleanmgr /sageset:1” folowed by a “cleanmgr /sagerun:1” in a batch file or at the admin command line.

  3. Ziggy August 12, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

    Hmm! Just found this interesting link

    Is this information still applicable to Windows 10?

  4. Brian Burgess August 13, 2016 at 10:41 am #


    • Ziggy August 13, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

      Ripper! This is going to be very handy…Thanks, Brian!

  5. holdum333 August 30, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

    Nice blog! Sorry!! Not here to cause you grief!

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