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  1.    29 Aug 2016 #120
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    windows 10 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterAstle View Post
    Hi,
    I tried all the options but Windows.old wont go away.
    It still contains a few folders which refuse to be deleted: Windows>System32>drivers and DriverStore both of which contain folders and/or files. Total size down to 1.10 MB from 24 GB.
    Don't know if I need to be concerned or not!

    Peter
    Peter

    Try this. go into your device manager and find "intel display audio" right click on it and disable it. you should then be able to safely delete the windows.old folder
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  2.    29 Aug 2016 #121
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12
    windows 7, 8, 10, various linux flavors (in VirtualBox)

    Other Windows.something folders


    Hi guys,

    Similar to WIndows.old, I have folders $Windows.~BT and $Windows.~WS.

    Are these also candidates for deletion?

    --Al--
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  3.    29 Aug 2016 #122
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 156
    Windows 10 home 64x

    Quote Originally Posted by extreme View Post
    Hi guys,

    Similar to WIndows.old, I have folders $Windows.~BT and $Windows.~WS.

    Are these also candidates for deletion?

    --Al--

    Hi
    The files you are talking about are not the exact same as windows old

    They are both temporary directories used by windows to update your system.
    It is safe to delete both to reclaim valuable space.
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  4.    13 Sep 2016 #123
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    Posts : 1
    10

    take ownership and cut & paste work for me
    delete did not work
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  5.    13 Sep 2016 #124
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Gurgaon, Haryana India
    Posts : 38
    Windows 10 Professional, 64-bit

    Thank you. Worked like a charm.
    Quote Originally Posted by blizzard105 View Post
    Peter

    Try this. go into your device manager and find "intel display audio" right click on it and disable it. you should then be able to safely delete the windows.old folder
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  6.    29 Sep 2016 #125
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Florida
    Posts : 607
    W10 CU & W10 Insider

    My windows.old folder cannot be removed. This is the latest attempt. Would the latest driver from the mfgr update the driver and free this one up so that I can delete it. NVIDA GeForce GTX750 Ti. Tx


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  7.    29 Sep 2016 #126
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,512
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
    Thread Starter

    Hello meebers,

    Did you try OPTION THREE yet?
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  8.    29 Sep 2016 #127
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Florida
    Posts : 607
    W10 CU & W10 Insider

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello meebers,

    Did you try OPTION THREE yet?
    Brink, just did it again here, no joy!


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  9.    29 Sep 2016 #128
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
    Thread Starter

    You should be able to after 10 days when the go back to previous Windows has expired.
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  10.    29 Sep 2016 #129
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1703 Build 15063.540

    I think you are right Brink, because I get "access is denied" when trying Option 2 & 3. I may try "Unlocker" because I've heard some people have success with it.

    Don
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