1.    17 Jan 2016 #1
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    Needing permission from SYSTEM to delete windows old.


    Hi folks,

    I want to delete the windows old folder in windows 10 as its hogging up quite a bit of space, only upgraded windows 8 to 10 a few days ago.

    However it wont let me, I have tried disk cleanup and tried to delete the windows old folder, but it tells me I don't have permission to delete this folder, and if I try again it says that I need permission from SYSTEM to make changes to this folder.

    Any help appreciated.
    Thanks
    Joe
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  2.    17 Jan 2016 #2
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello Joe,

    You might see if you may be able to delete the Windows.old folder using OPTION THREE below in a command prompt at boot.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    18 Jan 2016 #3
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    Are you logged in as Administrator ?
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  4.    18 Jan 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by donegaljoe View Post
    Hi folks,

    I want to delete the windows old folder in windows 10 as its hogging up quite a bit of space, only upgraded windows 8 to 10 a few days ago.

    However it wont let me, I have tried disk cleanup and tried to delete the windows old folder, but it tells me I don't have permission to delete this folder, and if I try again it says that I need permission from SYSTEM to make changes to this folder.

    Any help appreciated.
    Thanks
    Joe
    When you used disk cleanup, did you click the button to clean up old system files?
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  5.    18 Jan 2016 #5
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks for replies. Well I ticked the box in advanced in CCleaner to remove old windows, and that seems to have done the trick, however I have a few additional problems which are probably better in a separate thread.

    Many thanks
    Joe
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  6.    18 Jan 2016 #6
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

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