Windows 10: Remove Windows.old Solved

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  1.    10 Jun 2015 #11

    Rocky said: View Post
    Well I restarted my computer, it is no faster. It still takes over 10 seconds for this stupid machine to completely shut off and restart.

    I realized why it takes me so long to restart my computer. I am dual booting Windows 10 with Linux Mint 17.1 and I have to go through a GRUB screen to choose which OS to boot into.
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    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       10 Jun 2015 #12

    Rocky said: View Post
    Well I restarted my computer, it is no faster. It still takes over 10 seconds for this stupid machine to completely shut off and restart.
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  3.    10 Jun 2015 #13

    Rocky said: View Post
    Well I restarted my computer, it is no faster. It still takes over 10 seconds for this stupid machine to completely shut off and restart.
    I don't think that the goal of this is to clean up space and not improve boot or shutdown speed.
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  4.    10 Jun 2015 #14

    Maybe your right. But I really wanted to get rid of those old files anyway and I figured it my speed up my restart time. I restart my computer everyday, it is just a habit.
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  5.    10 Jun 2015 #15

    CCleaner will also remove it. I've used it the past few times and it works very well.
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  6.    10 Jun 2015 #16

    I delete the old files and I've never noticed a speed increase. It just purges old things.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       10 Jun 2015 #17

    Brink said: View Post
    In that case see if the free program Malwarebytes FileASSASSIN or Unlocker may be able to delete it.
    @kuyenmotdivad

    Were you able to delete it using either program?
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  8.    10 Jun 2015 #18

    Had to do a fresh install of Windows 10, not going to use a 3rd party Antivirus now till 10 is final. Anyone else noticed in Windows 10 10030 there's no more permissions on files like with Windows 7 is it a new feature or was it included with 8?
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       10 Jun 2015 #19

    kuyenmotdivad said: View Post
    I did that on my first post.
    for me it removes the files but not the folder, but folder shows as empty , right click on the windowsold folder and go properties ,what does it show for file size
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       10 Jun 2015 #20

    kuyenmotdivad said: View Post
    Had to do a fresh install of Windows 10, not going to use a 3rd party Antivirus now till 10 is final. Anyone else noticed in Windows 10 10030 there's no more permissions on files like with Windows 7 is it a new feature or was it included with 8?
    There are still permissions - What I've seen is that they don't display on the first window, you can see them if you press the edit or advanced button

    I'd call that a bug in 10.0.130

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