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  1. jerrypc1's Avatar
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       04 Dec 2015 #1

    Windows.old


    When I open my C Disk I still have Windows.old ,Does any one else still have it I Thought it was supposed to go away after a month It's not causing any problems I was just curious. Thanks.
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  2.    04 Dec 2015 #2

    It won't go after one month, run Disk clean up as admin and select windows.old.
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  3. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       04 Dec 2015 #3

    brummyfan said: View Post
    It won't go after one month, run Disk clean up as admin and select windows.old.
    Disk Cleanup - Open and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  4.    04 Dec 2015 #4

    jerrypc1 said: View Post
    When I open my C Disk I still have Windows.old ,Does any one else still have it I Thought it was supposed to go away after a month It's not causing any problems I was just curious. Thanks.
    No, the Windows.old folder will stay their forever, unless the user removes it. What you could do is make a image backup of your C-drive using a program like Macrium Reflect, to any 2nd hard drive, then delete your Windows.old folder IF you want too.

    My mistake, as Disk Cleanup will also remove it too. my bad.
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  5. topgundcp's Avatar
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       04 Dec 2015 #5

    Instead of using the regular Disk Cleanup by typing from run command: cleanmgr
    It is better to run it in extended mode. You'll have a lot more options.
    From Admin command prompt:
    %SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:65535
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  6.    04 Dec 2015 #6

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Instead of using the regular Disk Cleanup by typing from run command: cleanmgr
    It is better to run it in extended mode. You'll have a lot more options.
    From Admin command prompt: Cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:65535

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    This does offer a lot more choices, but it never shows the user anything, does not show if its even running, or how much disk space it saved, or files it removed......wish it would display whats it actually doing.
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  7. topgundcp's Avatar
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       04 Dec 2015 #7

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    This does offer a lot more choices, but it never shows the user anything, does not show if its even running, or how much disk space it saved, or files it removed......wish it would display whats it actually doing.
    It sure does. It even asks you for confirmation if you want to really delete files that will not allow you to roll back to previous Windows.
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  8.    04 Dec 2015 #8

    topgundcp said: View Post
    It sure does. It even asks you for confirmation if you want to really delete files that will not allow you to roll back to previous Windows.
    I second that... I surely does show progress...

    It is also Option 9 in Image-Health
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  9.    04 Dec 2015 #9

    topgundcp said: View Post
    It sure does. It even asks you for confirmation if you want to really delete files that will not allow you to roll back to previous Windows.
    I just ran this twice, it only came up to give me the choices of what I wanted to remove, then after I ran it, it shows me nothing. I saw nothing as far as any progress????

    This command does show me a little more, actually shows me its running, but that's all it does.

    %SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:35 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:35
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  10.    04 Dec 2015 #10

    Attachment 51822

    I would think you have one windows behind the other
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