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My fresh install of Win 10 had a very long update yesterday and it took a lot of SSD space. When I checked my C drive, I noticed a windows.old folder which was not there before the update. I thought windows.old will only appear when upgrading from an older version of windows? Do you also have this folder on your fresh install of Windows 10?
 
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Each large Windows 10 update is essentially a new Windows install. You should create new media before reinstalling Windows 10.

If you use Disk Cleanup within Windows, it will remove it.

This is normal behavior.
 
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