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  1. Join Date : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 1,144
    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       28 Oct 2016 #31

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,

    In the future it won't be needed to install third party apps to delete Windows.old folders.
    The latest Insider Preview release already does a great job at removing it using Disk Cleanup > Clean System Files.

    Never spotted any virus with Unlocker though. My version must be pretty old.

    Cheers,
    No need to wait, this option has been on the system area of Disk Cleanup on all versions of windows for some time now, it's always been on Windows 10 anyway and it avoids a number of potential problems in using 3rd party tools
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  2. Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 626
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       28 Oct 2016 #32

    But if disk cleanup will not remove it there could be a very good reason why, your new version may still be relying on a driver in the windows.old folder, such as mine did until I updated my nvidia driver.
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  3. Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1,198
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       28 Oct 2016 #33

    Hi,

    No need to wait, this option has been on the system area of Disk Cleanup on all versions of windows for some time now
    Certainly but:

    But if disk cleanup will not remove it there could be a very good reason why, your new version may still be relying on a driver in the windows.old folder, such as mine did until I updated my nvidia driver.
    And that's the problem. It should use the driver(s) on the system proper and not the ones it moved to the Windows.old folder.
    This apparently has been resolved with the latest IP release. Works way fast too.

    Cheers,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
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