Just Wondering if its safe to delete Windows.old file

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  1. Posts : 61,846
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #11

    DiBBz, :)

    If you haven't already, you might see if you may be able to delete the Windows.old folder using OPTION THREE below.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    If that fails, then you might see if the free program Unlocker may allow you to.
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  2. Posts : 561
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       #12

    I use Unlocker to do it - It's a good app, but anyone wanting to install it should do it from the MajorGeeks page for it, I posted how to avoid getting the Babylon virus, which comes with a toolbar that's opt in- It's easy to opt out of it, just use custom or advanced install and uncheck all of the items for "delta toolbar".
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  3. Posts : 5,483
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       #13

    I was always able to remove it when I used the windows feature to remove system files ,, I'm using a acer switch ,with 32gig ,and need the space so I have removed it every time it reappears , with just a right click /delete of the folder
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  4. Posts : 561
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       #14

    Isn't there a way to increase your capacity? Oh I see, it's one of those new NoTe/Tablets where you can remove the KB. Doesn't the KB section have a larger HDD for storage? A friend of mine has one of these and he's got something plugged into the KB section.

    Damn, 32gb is about the size of my whole Windows folder, what version of 10 is in there, or is that Windows RT?
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       #15

    XweAponX said:
    Isn't there a way to increase your capacity? Oh I see, it's one of those new NoTe/Tablets where you can remove the KB. Doesn't the KB section have a larger HDD for storage? A friend of mine has one of these and he's got something plugged into the KB section.

    Damn, 32gb is about the size of my whole Windows folder, what version of 10 is in there, or is that Windows RT?
    Its aAcer switch 10 , 1 year old now,its running full version, wi10 home 32 bit ,it has Atom 64bit cpu ,but will not run win10 64,,there is only a usb plug in the keyboard,it has a micro sd card slot in the main bodywhere I have a 32gig card in it ,also a mini usb plug,in main body and mini hdmi .. ,lots of option for storage of music and such ,its not meant to be a main computer . there are 64gig models
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  6. Posts : 113
    Win10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Brink said:
    DiBBz, :)

    If you haven't already, you might see if you may be able to delete the Windows.old folder using OPTION THREE below.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    If that fails, then you might see if the free program Unlocker may allow you to.
    yeah sry for the late response... not doing that great in terms of actually responding back after the issue is resolved... thought id just do a full restart (Shut down + waited 10 seconds then booted the PC back up) and tried the scan again and it appeared in the clean up utility...

    went straight to bed after i cleaned everything up... so i apologize again for the late response

    but tyvm for the help.. from everyone!
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  7. Posts : 38
    7, 10
       #17

    If the data has been transferred over and/or you don't care about it then yeah.
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  8. Posts : 61,846
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #18

    No problem DiBBz. I'm just happy you got it cleaned. :)
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