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  1.    14 Nov 2015 #11
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    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Good deal!
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  2.    14 Nov 2015 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPSAN View Post
    System is fine...not sure why it removed CPUZ, but diskcleanup is not showing this. Can I just delete Windows.old, $Windows-BT and WS with my FileManager (Q-DIR).
    Hi, I just want to add what I prefer to use. I use Ccleaner to remove windows.old.
    Ccleaner is a free program
    In Ccleaner, on the left side, under Advanced section, there is "Old Windows Installation", check that box and click Analyze, then click Run Cleaner.
    That will remove windows.old.

    Adding: I think you can reinstall CPUZ. I had my Speccy removed after the install. Reinstall brought it back.
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  3.    14 Nov 2015 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    Hi, I just want to add what I prefer to use. I use Ccleaner to remove windows.old.
    Ccleaner is a free program
    In Ccleaner, on the left side, under Advanced section, there is "Old Windows Installation", check that box and click Analyze, then click Run Cleaner.
    That will remove windows.old.

    Adding: I think you can reinstall CPUZ. I had my Speccy removed after the install. Reinstall brought it back.
    I may check ccleaner. I tried to remove windows old and can't. My problem with Disk Cleanup is it even wants to remove device driver packages. I can uncheck it but why is it several GB?
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  4.    14 Nov 2015 #14
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    I did it using an elevated cmd prompt...same as removing WS and BT files.

    takeown /F C:\Windows.old\* /R /A
    icacls C:\Windows.old\*.* /T /grant administrators:F
    rmdir /S /Q C:\Windows.old\
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  5.    14 Nov 2015 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPSAN View Post
    I did it using an elevated cmd prompt...same as removing WS and BT files.

    takeown /F C:\Windows.old\* /R /A
    icacls C:\Windows.old\*.* /T /grant administrators:F
    rmdir /S /Q C:\Windows.old\
    Disk Cleanup can remove most of that. You have to click the "clean up system files" button.
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  6.    15 Nov 2015 #16
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    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    Disk Cleanup can remove most of that. You have to click the "clean up system files" button.
    +1, and it's a lot easier than using all of those commands.
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  7.    15 Nov 2015 #17
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    Windows 10 v.1511

    So I have tried using the Disk Cleanup feature and it removed the majority of the windows.old file, however the file is still there on my C drive. I would like to get rid of the file if possible, any help is greatly appreciated!
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  8.    15 Nov 2015 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    do a disk clean up and select clean system files
    I thought that was what I said in post 2
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  9.    15 Nov 2015 #19
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    Windows 10 v.1511

    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    This thread had a lot of helpful information, however I still couldn't resolve my issue with my windows.old file not deleting. I just wanted to share this thread in case other people were also having difficulties trying to delete their windows.old file.

    My main issue is that the system thinks the folder is in use and won't allow me to delete it. The files in use are "intcdaud.sys"
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  10.    15 Nov 2015 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by animalman View Post
    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    This thread had a lot of helpful information, however I still couldn't resolve my issue with my windows.old file not deleting. I just wanted to share this thread in case other people were also having difficulties trying to delete their windows.old file.

    My main issue is that the system thinks the folder is in use and won't allow me to delete it. The files in use are "intcdaud.sys"
    My post #14 worked for me. Also, DiskCleanup will NOT remove the $Windows.~WS files, but my 3 command lines that you put in an elevated Command prompt will...for me anyway. Just be sure to change the directory names.
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