Windows 10 Temporary Installation Files can occupy quite a lot of space on your computer. Both the installation process and the update process generate such files in Windows 10. This is why many users decide to delete them in order to make room for other important stuff. Today we’ll take a look at how it’s done and what is the downside in deleting Windows 10 Temporary Installation Files.
A word of warning…
So let’s just say that you decided to upgrade to Windows 10. You probably did this by using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. But now your computer runs a bit slow. Perhaps it was not such a good idea to upgrade. You find out however that you can regain some mobility by erasing the Windows 10 Temporary Installation Files so you go right ahead and do so. If this does not fix the problem and you want to downgrade to a previous version of Windows you can’t any more.
That’s because the Windows 10 Temporary Installation Files contain a folder that keeps all the necessary data to go back to the old operation software. So be mindful about this: do not erase Windows 10 Temporary Installation Files unless you are sure that you will not want to downgrade to a previous version of Windows. However, if you are sure, here are the steps.
Windows 10 Temporary Installation Files – let’s do some erasing
First thing you need to do is open up “This PC” and right click on the drive that “houses” your Windows 10. After you right click a menu list will appear. Go right to the bottom and click properties.
In the “General” tab, run the Disk Cleanup tool just by clicking on the proper button. Next, click the Clean up system files. This will open a new window.
You have finally found what you where looking for. Check the Temporary Windows installation files and click OK to finish the job.
Even though you can’t see it in the picture, we managed to remove about 4 GB of disk space . Go ahead and see what are the other means of improving your Windows 10 experience.