Thanks Windows 10 Experto for this nice tutorial.

The installation of Windows 10 requires reserve a 20 GB free space on the hard disk. A few years ago this was not a problem as we used hard disks of 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB.

How to recover 20GB of space after installing Windows 10
How to recover 20GB of space after installing Windows 10

But now everyone install the operating system on the new SSD solid.This storage system has no moving parts and therefore it heats up less and is much faster than a traditional hard drive. The problem is that SSDs are very expensive, so it is usual to buy an SSD of 64 or 128 GB for installing the operating system,which is software that requires faster,and use a traditional hard disk for storing programs and data.

When you have an SSD of 64 or 128 GB, book additional 20 GB to install Windows 10 it may be a problem. If you installed the new OS and just a few free space you have left, we will show you how to recover 20GB of space after installing Windows 10.So you’ll be like before installing Windows 10, or even more room. It’s not magic.This 20 GB of data is the old Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 , which is still in your system, even after installing Windows 10.

Did you know that once you’ve installed the new OS, you can go back? But only you can do it during the first month .

How to recover 20 GB of space after installing Windows 10

In the search box on Windows 10 type settings and then enter update and security.Access Recovery .You will see an option to return to Windows 7 (or Windows 8.1), but a message informs you that This option is only available for the first month:

How to recover 20 GB of space after installing Windows 10


If you’re happy with Windows 10 and everything works perfectly, there is no reason to return to the previous system.We will delete to free up 20GB of space that will come in handy if you have a laptop with limited space or an SSD.

In the search box type Disk clean-up. Select the drive where the operating system (usually C 🙂 is installed.Will offer you the option of deleting temporary files that do not occupy too. Look at the Clean up system files button:

How to recover 20 GB of space after installing Windows 10


Press it again and choose the drive. In the file list that appears, find the option down to previous Windows installations and Check to delete:

How to recover 20 GB of space after installing Windows 10


Also marks the temporary Windows installation File.We managed to recover almost 11.2 GB!
But you can Recover 26.2 GB depending on you Opersating System.

How to recover 20 GB of space after installing Windows 10


Press the OK button to delete it all.
With this option you can not go back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 , which is not a problem if Windows 10 works well. And your SSD will be eternally grateful …

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