After upgrading to Windows 11 2022 Update, how can you free up space on your PC?


Windows 11 has been available for an upgrade since the last year, 2021. If your PC runs on Windows 10, you can update it to Windows 11 for free if all the system requirements are met. It is expected that when we upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10. it will take up a lot of storage space on your drive.

Windows 11 2022 Update Version 22H2 reduces the free space on your installation drive to around 20GB, regardless of whether you’ve upgraded from Windows 11 or Windows 10. Upgrades to Windows usually take up much storage space on your computer. The good news is that you can free most of the space occupied by Windows 11 after the upgrade in easy ways. As most of the space is occupied by files from previous Windows versions and log files, you can remove them safely using the built-in features of Windows 11.

For all the fact that the upgrade may go smoothly, the copy will still be saved on your computer (in the “Windows. old” folder), which will take up a lot of space. If you delete these files, you can free up about 20GB of space, which is not significant for devices with large drives but might be problematic for devices with limited storage.

Of course, this would only be the case if you come from an in-place upgrade since a clean installation will erase the hard drive before upgrading to the new version of Windows 11. This risewindows article will show you how to free up space after upgrading to Windows 11.

How to Free Up Space using the Windows 11 Settings app?

To reclaim space after upgrading to Windows 11 22H2, follow these steps:-

Step 1. First, open Windows Settings.

For that, you can do this by pressing Windows + I.

Step 2. Now, select System in the left sidebar of Settings.


Step 3. Then, click on Storage option on the right sidebar.


Step 4. After that, click the Temporary files option on the following screen.

Step 5. Now, check the checkbox Previous Windows installation(s).

Step 6. Lastly, click the Remove files button at the top of the list.

How to Reclaim Space after Upgrading to Windows 11 22H2 using Disk Cleanup?

To reclaim space after upgrading to Windows 11 using Disk Cleanup:-

Step 1. Firstly, click on the Start button and type Disk Cleanup.

Step 2. Click on the Disk Cleanup App in the search results to open it.

Step 3. After that, click the OK button when you’re asked for the drive selection. You’ll not see this prompt if your Windows 11 machine has a single partition.


Step 4. Then, the Disk Cleanup window will appear on your screen. Click on the Clean up system files button.

Step 5. Now, check the Previous Windows installation(s) checkbox. Finally, click the OK button to delete the files.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will be informative to you.

Good luck & keep reading, guys.

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