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  1.    10 Jun 2015 #1

    Remove Windows.old


    Hi,

    Does anyone know how to remove this annoying Windows.old folder? If I try using the Disk Cleanup included with windows it wont work...
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,500
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       10 Jun 2015 #2

    Hello,

    One of the options in the tutorial below should be able to remove it for you.

    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10
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  3.    10 Jun 2015 #3

    Tried Option one, it does nothing and 2 and 3 I get "Access Denied"
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,500
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       10 Jun 2015 #4

    In that case see if the free program Malwarebytes FileASSASSIN or Unlocker may be able to delete it.
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  5. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 4
    Win 10
       10 Jun 2015 #5

    Simple really,

    Step 1, open windows explorer and right click on c:\ drive
    Step 2, go to properties
    Step 3, click on disk cleanup
    Step 4, let it do its thing for a minute then click on "Clean up system files" and make sure previous windows installations is checked.
    Step 5, click "OK" and "Delete files"
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  6.    10 Jun 2015 #6

    CoolClownFish said: View Post
    Simple really,

    Step 1, open windows explorer and right click on c:\ drive
    Step 2, go to properties
    Step 3, click on disk cleanup
    Step 4, let it do its thing for a minute then click on "Clean up system files" and make sure previous windows installations is checked.
    Step 5, click "OK" and "Delete files"
    I did that on my first post.
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 4
    Win 10
       10 Jun 2015 #7

    Try it in safe mode
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  8. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 4
    Win 10
       10 Jun 2015 #8

    It sounds like you don't have elevated privileges or ownership of the file....
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  9. Joined : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 993
    Windows 10 Pro,
       10 Jun 2015 #9

    It worked for me. Just cleaned out 90 gb of trash.
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  10. Joined : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 993
    Windows 10 Pro,
       10 Jun 2015 #10

    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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