Getting rid of windows.old

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  1. Posts : 777
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
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       #21

    Bree said:
    Which folders are you trying to delete?
    Mostly just various old junk folders that servers no purpose other than taking up space on my drive, with the old windows installation folder being one of them.

    Anyway, im going to mark this thread as solved.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 15,407
    10 Home x64 (2004) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #22

    Cerawy said:
    ...the old windows installation folder being one of them..
    Occasionally Windows incorrectly thinks that one or more files in Windows.old are in use. This can prevent deleting it entirely.


    When that happens often the only way to delete it is to boot from something else so that windows isn't running to get in your way. Axe0 has already given you one way to do that in post #7.
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  3. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #23

    Cerawy said:
    Mostly just various old junk folders that servers no purpose other than taking up space on my drive, with the old windows installation folder being one of them.

    Anyway, im going to mark this thread as solved.
    I do hope you know what you are doing. I only use disk cleaners like CCleaner and Wise Disk Cleaner to clean 'junk' rather than trust my own 'intelligence'.
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