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[GUIDE] Delete Old Windows 8.1 Files To Free Up Storage

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[GUIDE] Delete Old Windows 8.1 Files To Free Up Storage

Postby Dann » June 29th, 2015, 8:44 pm

Delete Old Windows 8.1 Files To Free Up Storage


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Re: [GUIDE] Delete Old Windows 8.1 Files To Free Up Storage

Postby chrism40 » July 6th, 2015, 7:09 pm

What I don't get is why it saves your 8.1 files if there is no way to actually go back. Is there a way? I have a Linx 10 thats used just for messing around with, so I didn't make a back-up, im now stuck on the Preview. My friend has a 10 as well, can I use a back up of this to restore my Linx 10?
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Re: [GUIDE] Delete Old Windows 8.1 Files To Free Up Storage

Postby cloud1 » July 30th, 2015, 9:13 am

This method frees up space, but doesn't delete the $Windows.~WSx folder on root of C, I have deleted this folder and saved another 2.8gb. I have booted and rebooted many times after doing this with zero issues.
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Re: [GUIDE] Delete Old Windows 8.1 Files To Free Up Storage

Postby danskeman » August 1st, 2015, 7:38 am

chrism40 wrote:What I don't get is why it saves your 8.1 files if there is no way to actually go back. Is there a way? I have a Linx 10 thats used just for messing around with, so I didn't make a back-up, im now stuck on the Preview. My friend has a 10 as well, can I use a back up of this to restore my Linx 10?


I dont think preview versions can be rolled back. Should be able to use friends usb recovery stick (assume he has created one).

I am amazed at the number of people (not just Linx owners) on this and other forums who install W10 but do not have a recovery usb.

In Windows 10, there is no recovery partition - all users should create a W10 recovery usb asap.
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Re: [GUIDE] Delete Old Windows 8.1 Files To Free Up Storage

Postby cloud1 » August 1st, 2015, 10:48 am

And this is a free and very easy way to do it:

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Easier to do than the built in Windows 10 recovery tools
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Re: [GUIDE] Delete Old Windows 8.1 Files To Free Up Storage

Postby danskeman » August 1st, 2015, 5:17 pm

cloud1 wrote:And this is a free and very easy way to do it:


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Easier to do than the built in Windows 10 recovery tools


The point about a usb recovery stick is that it lets you recover even if you completely screw up your internal drives (assuming not a hardware failure).

Also the aomi partition method is really a backward step as you are creating a recovery partition which takes up the space which MS freed up.
Aomi will backup to external source which us fine.
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