Cant delete Windows.old folder after upgrade

  1. Posts : 26
    windows 10

    Cant delete Windows.old folder after upgrade

    After upgrading to latest Win 10 I am happy with all working well and want to delete the Windows.old folder. But although I am the administrator I get a message saying I need administrator rights to do this. I have even tried using the hidden administrator account but get the same refusal. I've never had trouble doing this before. Would welcome any suggestions to solve this problem. Thanks for any help. Kind regards Flissa.
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
      My Computers

  3. Posts : 3,449

    There are some files (usually drivers) left in Win.old that are still being referenced by the running system (device manager) and cannot be removed other than through offline (PE/Linux boot) - those drivers are in fact in the system32 folder as well (due to the upgrade) and will be found (after the legacy stuff has been deleted) on reboot -- and properly referenced.
      My Computer

  4. Posts : 26
    windows 10
    Thread Starter


    Thanks guys problem sorted. Kind regards Flissa
      My Computer


  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:54.
Find Us

Windows 10 Forums