Cleanup Windows.old after upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2 #winserv   Leave a comment

How to remove the windows.old is still an issue on some servers. Well it is easy to remove but you will need a reboot.

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What you need to do is install the Desktop Experience Go to the server manager and add new feature

Find the Desktop Experience and add this you will need a reboot.

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Get-WindowsFeature *desk*

install-WindowsFeature -Name Desktop-Experience –IncludeAllSubFeature

How do I remove the Windows.old folder?

Now that we installed the Desktop Experience there is a new option if you do properties on the C drive.

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Press the Disk Cleanup and a quick scan will find all the info that we need to remove the previous Windows installation.

imageHow do I remove the Windows.old folder?

Now the Cleanup is running and after this I have 28.5 GB free space

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Posted January 15, 2014 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Windows Server 2012 R2

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