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

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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Author: Robert Smit [MVP]

Robert Smit is Senior Technical Evangelist and is a current Microsoft MVP in Clustering as of 2009. Robert has over 20 years experience in IT with experience in the educational, health-care and finance industries. Robert’s past IT experience in the trenches of IT gives him the knowledge and insight that allows him to communicate effectively with IT professionals who are trying to address real concerns around business continuity, disaster recovery and regulatory compliance issues. Robert holds the following certifications: MCT - Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCTS - Windows Server Virtualization, MCSE, MCSA and MCPS. He is an active participant in the Microsoft newsgroup community and is currently focused on Hyper-V, Failover Clustering, SQL Server, Azure and all things related to Cloud Computing and Infrastructure Optimalization. Follow Robert on Twitter @ClusterMVP Or follow his blog Linkedin Profile Http:// Robert is also capable of transferring his knowledge to others which is a rare feature in the field of IT. He makes a point of not only solving issues but also of giving on the job training of his colleagues. A customer says " Robert has been a big influence on our technical staff and I have to come to know him as a brilliant specialist concerning Microsoft Products. He was Capable with his in-depth knowledge of Microsoft products to troubleshoot problems and develop our infrastructure to a higher level. I would certainly hire him again in the future. " Details of the Recommendation: "I have been coordinating with Robert implementing a very complex system. Although he was primarily a Microsoft infrastructure specialist; he was able to understand and debug .Net based complext Windows applications and websites. His input to improve performance of applications proved very helpful for the success of our project

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