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  1. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 1
    windows 10 64-bit
       2016-08-29 #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. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12
    windows 7, 8, 10, various linux flavors (in VirtualBox)
       2016-08-29 #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. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 156
    Windows 10 home 64x
       2016-08-29 #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. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 1
    10
       2016-09-13 #123

    take ownership and cut & paste work for me
    delete did not work
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Gurgaon, Haryana India
    Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Professional, 64-bit
       2016-09-13 #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
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Joined : Aug 2014
    Florida
    Posts : 430
    W10 AU & W10 Insider
       2016-09-29 #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. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,390
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2016-09-29 #126

    Hello meebers,

    Did you try OPTION THREE yet?
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  8. Joined : Aug 2014
    Florida
    Posts : 430
    W10 AU & W10 Insider
       2016-09-29 #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. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,390
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2016-09-29 #128

    You should be able to after 10 days when the go back to previous Windows has expired.
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  10. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1607 Build 14393.351
       2016-09-29 #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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