Windows 10: Win 10 How to get rid of Windows.old folder and content. Solved

  1.    06 Oct 2015 #1

    Win 10 How to get rid of Windows.old folder and content.




    As always, there seems to be lots of alleged fixes out there, which may work on versions earlier than Win 10... but not with Win 10. The struggle for getting rid of this now un-needed bloat seems to be wrapped up in file permissions. But even when I try to clobber it with administrative authority, it won't budge. One fix suggests that you can use disk cleanup to get rid of it by selecting previous installation files. Heh. Yeah. Just TRY and find that option in Win 10.

    Ok. Somebody hopefully has managed to resolve this inigma. Step by step, please.
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       06 Oct 2015 #2

    Sajer said: View Post


    As always, there seems to be lots of alleged fixes out there, which may work on versions earlier than Win 10... but not with Win 10. The struggle for getting rid of this now un-needed bloat seems to be wrapped up in file permissions. But even when I try to clobber it with administrative authority, it won't budge. One fix suggests that you can use disk cleanup to get rid of it by selecting previous installation files. Heh. Yeah. Just TRY and find that option in Win 10.

    Ok. Somebody hopefully has managed to resolve this inigma. Step by step, please.
    Type Diskcleanup in Cortana, bottom left.
    Click on Cleanup System Files, There you will see a second option in yellow highlight, More options.
    Do note the bottom Attachment comes up first.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails d2.PNG   d1.PNG  
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    06 Oct 2015 #3

    Are you asking how to find disk cleanup? If so just type it in the search bar and it will ask u which drive just choose c and a selection will come up. Just go from there.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    06 Oct 2015 #4



    Sadly, in my recent version of windows, the delete "Previous windows installation" option to check is never presented. Even in the system cleanup. Then I simply right clicked on drive C: and went into the disk tools. Using this approach the option for previous installations was found. Maybe I just missed it. Anyway, the folder is now gone.
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