Windows 10: Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10
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.
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.
Are you looking for this tutorial ?
Windows 10 - Clean Install
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.
wow. after an hour of fighting the windows.old folder, this simple trick worked. thanks
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
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.
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.
When you tried OPTION THREE, did you boot from installation media to open a command prompt at boot?
I just installed the latest build and as I have a rather small drive c: I wanted to delete the Windows.old files. I, had two of them. Disk Cleanup deleted Windows.old but left Windows.old(1). Not much left inside that Windows.old(1) folder but I...
Insider updates from 10130 to 10158 to 10159 to 10162 in fairly quick succession, and tried to delete Windows.old. After an age at 98%, then having to manually skip a load of stuff, it still seems as full as ever.
Is there an easy way to remove the...
I was purusing my C Drive and noticed Windows.old...just wanted to check if it was safe to delete (imagine upgrade from Slow Ring to Fast Ring 10130 created this)
I'm on the Fast Ring - I ain't got time for old stuff!
I totally feel like I want to delete it, and I'll probably delete it regardless of what you guys say, but I still want to ask. Is there a reason why I should not want to delete it ?
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If you have the System Reserved partition.
Just DELETE the Windows 10 partition.
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