Windows 10: Getting rid of windows.old Solved

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  1.    08 Aug 2018 #21

    Bree said: View Post
    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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       08 Aug 2018 #22

    Cerawy said: View Post
    ...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.    09 Aug 2018 #23

    Cerawy said: View Post
    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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