Windows 10: Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10  

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  1.    29 Aug 2016 #120

    PeterAstle said: 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. Posts : 12
    windows 7, 8, 10, various linux flavors (in VirtualBox)
       29 Aug 2016 #121

    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

    extreme said: 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

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

    Thank you. Worked like a charm.
    blizzard105 said: 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

    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. Posts : 22,176
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       29 Sep 2016 #126

    Hello meebers,

    Did you try OPTION THREE yet?
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  8.    29 Sep 2016 #127

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello meebers,

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


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  9. Posts : 22,176
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       29 Sep 2016 #128

    You should be able to after 10 days when the go back to previous Windows has expired.
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  10. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1607 Build 14393.351
       29 Sep 2016 #129

    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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