I'm preparing to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8, and I am tight for space on my
C:\ drive, which is an SSD displaying its total size as 111 GB.
I want to maximise the free space, as I know that I'll end up with a
C:\Windows.old folder for some time.
Having already purchased the Windows 8 upgrade, I have a
C:\ESD folder which occupies 2.6 GB.
I see from Can I delete Windows 8 ESD file? that I won't be able to delete this folder, even after the upgrade, as Windows uses those files for the new Refresh and Reset options.
But is it OK to move this folder from
By "OK", I mean:
- Will I be able to install the Windows 8 upgrade successfully, if I have moved it to D:
- Will Refresh and Reset work OK, in Windows 8, if the ESD folder is in a location other than