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  1.    21 Feb 2017 #11
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve C View Post
    Yes, follow this advice. I had a similar problem which was due to a residual driver file left behind in window.old for some reason. I had to change permissions as above to remove it.
    I had a similar problem a while back with a dangling driver "In Use", it was still pointing to the the driver in C:\Windows.old\System32\Drivers. An audio driver, I believe. I used Autoruns (Sysinternals) to disable the driver from loading. Rebooted. After taking ownership, deleted folder. Enabled driver in Autoruns. Rebooted. System picked up and loaded the driver from system32/drivers in C:\Windows. All happy.
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  2.    21 Feb 2017 #12
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    Poland
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Have you tried to use Unlocker?
    Download Unlocker - MajorGeeks
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  3.    21 Feb 2017 #13
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    Windows 7 (SP1)

    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
    But booting to a live Linux version always works, I had the same issue once and that`s how I solved it
    That's what I do, works 100% of the time, you can do anything then
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  4.    21 Feb 2017 #14
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    Windows 7 (SP1)

    File Assassin from Malwarebytes is my favourite tool aside alive Linux disk.

    Malwarebytes | FileASSASSIN - Free Software to Delete Locked Files
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  5.    21 Feb 2017 #15
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    A very big thank you everyone. After following Steve C instructions I was able to move the folder to the correct place and run disk clean-up and successfully remove windows old. I now have 20 GB more space on my C drive. Once again a very big thank you
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  6.    21 Feb 2017 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny007 View Post
    A very big thank you everyone. After following Steve C instructions I was able to move the folder to the correct place and run disk clean-up and successfully remove windows old. I now have 20 GB more space on my C drive. Once again a very big thank you
    You used the Take Ownership?
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  7.    21 Feb 2017 #17
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    Yes I think so. I got a bit confused with what was going on in the end ( probable lack of grey matter ) but before following take ownership instructions I couldn't move the file anywhere.
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  8.    21 Feb 2017 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny007 View Post
    Yes I think so. I got a bit confused with what was going on in the end ( probable lack of grey matter ) but before following take ownership instructions I couldn't move the file anywhere.
    Good! Glad it fixed it so you could do what you wanted. That's all that matters.
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  9.    21 Feb 2017 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny007 View Post
    A very big thank you everyone. After following Steve C instructions I was able to move the folder to the correct place and run disk clean-up and successfully remove windows old. I now have 20 GB more space on my C drive. Once again a very big thank you
    I think f14tomcat gave you the original advice which I seconded.
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  10.    21 Feb 2017 #20
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    Sorry thanks to everyone. My computer is lighting fast now
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