Windows 10: C:\Windows.old suddenly merged with my current system and isn't accessible anymore

Discus and support C:\Windows.old suddenly merged with my current system and isn't accessible anymore in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hello, I recently installed Windows 10 (64-Bit) on my Laptop. I had Windows 7. Couldn't use the upgrade function cause my CPU wasn't supported for... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/importedexport, May 23, 2020 at 5:32 AM.

  1. C:\Windows.old suddenly merged with my current system and isn't accessible anymore


    Hello,

    I recently installed Windows 10 (64-Bit) on my Laptop. I had Windows 7. Couldn't use the upgrade function cause my CPU wasn't supported for some reason. Installed it through CD. Did a clean install cause I didn't wanna keep old files.

    I read that you can downgrade to Windows 7 within 30 days cause old files are saved in C:\Windows.old. I checked this folder out and it was there. Now when I wanna access this folder again it doesn't show up cause it doesn't exist anymore. Even more my hard drive is now the same as during Windows 7. I wanted to get rid of my old files but now they are part of my current system again. The root folder of C: now contains everything it had before instead just the system stuff.

    Question: What happened? I'm confused how Windows 10 works for me and this is one of the reasons. Why can't I access C:\Windows.old again? Is there a way to revert this?

    Thanks in advance

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    /u/importedexport, May 23, 2020 at 5:32 AM
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    Sigurdur WilliamBrynjarsson, May 23, 2020 at 5:33 AM
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    Sigurdur WilliamBrynjarsson, May 23, 2020 at 5:33 AM
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  4. C:\Windows.old suddenly merged with my current system and isn't accessible anymore

    how to merge c drive and d drive

    Right click and delete these two disk partitions.

    The Volume you deleted will now appear as ‘Free space’, you will also notice that the disk icon no longer appears in the list of volumes.

    Right click the Free space partition, and click Delete, click Yes on the Disk Management warning that appears.

    The volume will now appear as Unallocated. Our next step is to merge back that unallocated free space with the system partition (C:\). Right click the System volume and click the ‘Extend Volume’ option on the contextual menu, click ‘Yes’ when the warning appears.

    A wizard will now begin that will guide through the steps to merge back the unallocated space with your system partition.

    The wizard provides a simple procedure to merge back the unallocated space with the system drive. Once you have selected the space, click Next, at the end of the wizard, you will see the amount allocated.

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    Andre for Directly, May 23, 2020 at 5:33 AM
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