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  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
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       #100

    Hello Geoff, :)

    Running Disk Cleanup shouldn't have affected Microsoft Edge. Please go ahead and create a new thread in the Browsers and Email forum area to see if a solution may be found.
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  2. Posts : 35
    win10 1709
       #101

    I had trouble deleting windows.old but was finally successful using f14tomcat's direction on page 2 of this thread.

    After getting rid of it I now have 2 c:\ folders, one in my PC and one isolated. Is there a simple way to get rid of this second one? It does not show in diskmgr.

    More importantly, In one of your (Shawn) install tutes you said "after you update you can do a clean install". Where did I see that? I thinking about doing a clean install with all disks removed from system but the boot disk.

    thanks
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  3. OldMike65's Avatar
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       #102

    trbodden said:
    I had trouble deleting windows.old but was finally successful using f14tomcat's direction on page 2 of this thread.

    After getting rid of it I now have 2 c:\ folders, one in my PC and one isolated. Is there a simple way to get rid of this second one? It does not show in diskmgr.

    More importantly, In one of your (Shawn) install tutes you said "after you update you can do a clean install". Where did I see that? I thinking about doing a clean install with all disks removed from system but the boot disk.

    thanks
    Are you looking for this tutorial ?
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
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  4. Posts : 35
    win10 1709
       #103

    delete windows.old


    That's the one Mike, thanks.

    But do you have any thoughts on two C:\'s
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  5. OldMike65's Avatar
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    Windows10 Pro 64Bit
       #104

    trbodden said:
    That's the one Mike, thanks.

    But do you have any thoughts on two C:\'s
    sorry at the moment I don't. But if you are going to clean install, then I wouldn't worry about it. Clean install would fix that issue for sure. :)
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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro
       #105

    RobertR said:
    I had the same problem removing windows.old, 2 driver files which are "in use". (IntcDAud.sys in 2 maps)
    Renaming and rebooting didn't work.
    But if you disable the "Intel(R) Display Audio" driver, you can delete them, remove the complete windows.old map and then enable the driver.
    Be sure to also empty the Recycle Bin before enabling of the driver, otherwise it will start using the file in the Recycle Bin.
    wow. after an hour of fighting the windows.old folder, this simple trick worked. thanks
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  7. Posts : 40
    windows 10
       #106

    Greetings from Holy Jerusalem
    Thanks God,I tried the first and third options but not the second option """" Delete "Windows.old" Folder in Elevated Command Prompt """" which did the Job.
    Thanks and many thans
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  8. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #107

    Hi PeterAstle
    I had the same problem with the Windows.old folder and those drivers until I rebooted into safe mode and deleted the old folder that way.
    There is a copy of those drivers in the normal Windows folder anyway.
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  9. mkj307's Avatar
    Posts : 51
    Windows 10 Home Ver 1803 Build 17134.228
       #108

    Nothing I Try will Delete Windows.old


    I have tried all 3 options at least twice to delete Windows.old & nothing works. I have taken ownership of the Windows.old Folder & subfolders & files & I still get access denied at the command prompt. I get the files are in use message if I try to just outright delete it in File Explorer. I'm using WIndows 10.
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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       #109

    Hello mkj307, :)

    When you tried OPTION THREE, did you boot from installation media to open a command prompt at boot?
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