Windows 10: Delete windows old on windows 10 pro

  1.    09 Oct 2017 #1

    Delete windows old on windows 10 pro


    Hi Iím looking forward to receive some guidance. I have tried to delete windows old the simple way . Right click delete it didnít work. I have tried removing with disk clean. It removed almost all except , still remains some folders . What can I do? What steps can i follow? Iím average pc user . Iím not a technician . I can do anything if you guide me step by step in the most descriptive way
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       09 Oct 2017 #2

    Hello sparklysoul,

    I find that using Option Four in the tutorial below to delete the Windows.old folder usually works best.

    Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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  3.    09 Oct 2017 #3

    I find sometimes some display drivers lock Windows.old and while most things are deleted by disk cleanup a few remain.

    In that case (after trying options above) you could try to sign into safe mode.

    This is described here: Boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    And then just delete (right click, delete) it and then empty the trash.

    If that doesn't work then you can boot from an installation USB (or Linux) and delete from there but it is more complicated to explain so try the above first.
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  4.    09 Oct 2017 #4

    Thank you !! I will check that when I get home !Delete windows old on windows 10 proDelete windows old on windows 10 pro
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