Safe to Delete New Windows OS? In Space Sniffer?


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    Safe to Delete New Windows OS? In Space Sniffer?


    So a few weeks ago Windows 1903 tried to install on my PC but thankfully after a few days the Restart option went away and I didn't have to install it. But the New OS is still taking up space on my SSD. Is it safe for me to delete. Just to let you know my Windows update screen gives me the Download and install option for 1903 again. So that is fine.
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    What do you ? Do you have OS installed?
    If you have OS installed, then i can't se why you can't delete the other one? or am i missing something?
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    If you delete it then it's likely it will just downloaded again
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    Hmm odd. It says I can't delete it without using a "Trusted Installer".
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    Redbatman said:
    Hmm odd. It says I can't delete it without using a "Trusted Installer".
    You have to take Ownership by changing the SecPol of that folder and files.
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    bro67 said:
    You have to take Ownership by changing the SecPol of that folder and files.
    How do I do that is that dangerous?
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    Don't do anything. It's useless.
    If you delete a new version that hasn't been installed, it will download again.
    If it has already been installed the files you see may be a backup to recover to the previous installation so it's good to have this option.
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