troubleshooting Question

Why we have Windows.old recently out of the blue

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janaFlag for United States of America asked on
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Checking our computer we noticed a folder "Windows.old" dated just 10 days ago (Create date & modify date).  We know this folder is created when doing an upgrade, but we haven't done non to this computer, just the regular windows auto-updates.

Please advice on what could have caused it or how can we identify its origin?

Also, can we delete it? (it takes up 27.6gb exactly)
William Miller
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