Needing permission from SYSTEM to delete windows old.


  1. Posts : 63
    windows 7 32 bit and windows 10 pr0 64 bit dual boot
       #1

    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. Posts : 61,919
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    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. Posts : 19,241
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #3

    Are you logged in as Administrator ?
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  4. Posts : 13,696
    Windows10
       #4

    donegaljoe said:
    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?
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 63
    windows 7 32 bit and windows 10 pr0 64 bit dual boot
    Thread Starter
       #5

    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
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 61,919
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #6

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