Upgrading your old OS to the latest version can be really fun.With all the new features and looks this can even make your system faster. New OS may support more lastest version of programs and games or to run them smoothly.This can be specially useful for users on laptop who are sometime unable to expand their system hardware and as a result their system may lag alot compared to the new generation laptops.


Upgrading your OS is another story of the page but you may have also noticed that after upgrading to a newer OS will leave behind a backup of the older OS that you had in your system.

The older OS or the previous os for example upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10 will create a backup folder which can be upto 8Gb. This will only waste your precious disk space that you can use to store more extra files.


So today I am going to show you how to safely delete the backup files of Windows 10.

Steps to Delete Old Windows Restore Points

  • Delete everything keeping behind what you need, to do that simply follow this steps :

  1. First you need to simply right click on the local disk drive in which you have put the restored old files of your previous OS.
  2. Then you need to select Properties and Click start the Disk Cleanup Utility.
  3. Click on the Disk Cleanup to perform a disk cleanup, this will remove all the temporary files and the files that contains the old version your previous OS.
  • Now you need to select More Option & beneath System restore & Shadow Copies you will need to press on Cleanup.This will help you to clean  up the image files related to the previous OS that are no longer in use.
  • Advance Option( This will clear up most of the space that is consumed by the leftover older OS) :
  1. First you will need to click on Start.
  2. Then you will need to right click on the Computer and choose properties.
  3. Now you need to click on System Protection which will be in the left column of the windows.
  4. After clicking on that a new windows will pop up, which is the System Protection Tab.
  5. Now you will need to highlight the Local Disk and then configure( For removing previous windows OS restore file)
  6. You will be required to click on the Delete tab (You will be getting back a huge portion of your memory, nearly 8GB of space)

And this is it, you have just cleaned up your PC from unused temporary file and also the deleted the windows 10 system restore point and saved around 8Gb of your disk space.

(NOTE: I don’t re-command using the advance option unless you are an advance user, you can simply restore a part of the space by using the first method which I re-command for most users)

So, these were the few ways on how you can free up your disk-space simply by deleting your old windows restore points.If you liked this article then please share and also leave a comment below if you have any queries.

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