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  1.    29 Jul 2015 #11
    Join Date : May 2015
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    windows 7

    i used disk clean up also and the old windows folder is still there.
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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #12
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    CA, Upland
    Posts : 64
    Win 7 PRO x64, Win 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker 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
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 33
    Windows 10 RTM
    Thread Starter

    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
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 RTM
    Thread Starter

    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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  5.    29 Jul 2015 #15
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    CA, Upland
    Posts : 64
    Win 7 PRO x64, Win 10 Pro x64

    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
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,148
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by rkennedy01 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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  7.    30 Jul 2015 #17
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
    Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM

    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
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 38
    windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by mattfromoz 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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