Quick Tip ! Remove Windows.old


Okay, you knew it the moment you performed it : don’t upgrade your existing server install to server 2012. You knew it but you did it ! So now you’re stuck with approx 20 Gb windows.old

No worries just delete it …

But are you sure it can be removed ? 🙂

Let’s remove it using the cleanup wizard.

Unfortunately in server 2012 the cleanup wizard is no longer available in Server 2012. Not …

Just add the desktop experience feature using powershell :
Add-windowsfeature desktop-experience

And there’s the wizard

Now when running we see that some additional space can be recovered by selecting the previous windows installations feature.



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