Windows 10: Can't Delete Windows.old because of leftover DriverStore folders

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  1.    29 Jul 2015 #11

    i used disk clean up also and the old windows folder is still there.
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    Win 7 PRO x64, Win 10 Pro x64
       29 Jul 2015 #12

    Ztruker said: View Post
    The initial post said he did use Disk Cleanup.
    Thanks, guess i'm blind.
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  3.    29 Jul 2015 #13

    There must be a solution to this. I'm clearly not alone - some aspect of the upgrade leaves the new install with open file handles to those Windows.old folder contents. Very annoying...

    RCK
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  4.    29 Jul 2015 #14

    Found a solution. Follow this link and use the technique outlined in Option 3 ("Boot to Command Line"):

    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8

    Worked like a charm. Just remember to disable Bitlocker before attempting to boot into the Advanced repair options, etc.

    RCK
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    Win 7 PRO x64, Win 10 Pro x64
       29 Jul 2015 #15

    Glad you found a way to get rid of it as that folder is a bare to keep for SSD users.
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  6.    29 Jul 2015 #16

    rkennedy01 said: View Post
    Found a solution. Follow this link and use the technique outlined in Option 3 ("Boot to Command Line"):

    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8

    Worked like a charm. Just remember to disable Bitlocker before attempting to boot into the Advanced repair options, etc.

    RCK
    You can also boot into safe mode which lets you use explorer. I had to do that to get rid of old users' folders.
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    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       30 Jul 2015 #17

    I just thought I'd give this a try, checked my C: drive and Windows.old was already gone. Strange.
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  8.    30 Jul 2015 #18

    mattfromoz said: View Post
    i use this to delete windows.old folders Download Unlocker 1.9.2 - FileHippo.com

    worked foe me thanks,but it still keep all programs associtated with the windows 7 i had in it.
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