Remove Windows.old

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  1. kuyenmotdivad's Avatar
    Posts : 269
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (20H2) / Linux Mint 20 64-bit (Cinnamon)
       #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. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,164
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello,

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

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  3. kuyenmotdivad's Avatar
    Posts : 269
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (20H2) / Linux Mint 20 64-bit (Cinnamon)
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Tried Option one, it does nothing and 2 and 3 I get "Access Denied"
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,164
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    In that case see if the free program Malwarebytes FileASSASSIN or Unlocker may be able to delete it.
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  5. Posts : 4
    Win 10
       #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. kuyenmotdivad's Avatar
    Posts : 269
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (20H2) / Linux Mint 20 64-bit (Cinnamon)
    Thread Starter
       #6

    CoolClownFish said:
    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. Posts : 4
    Win 10
       #7

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

    It sounds like you don't have elevated privileges or ownership of the file....
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  9. Rocky's Avatar
    Posts : 1,777
    Windows 10 Pro,
       #9

    It worked for me. Just cleaned out 90 gb of trash.
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  10. Rocky's Avatar
    Posts : 1,777
    Windows 10 Pro,
       #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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