Windows 10: Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10
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
Other Windows.something folders
Similar to WIndows.old, I have folders $Windows.~BT and $Windows.~WS.
Are these also candidates for deletion?
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.
take ownership and cut & paste work for me
delete did not work
Thank you. Worked like a charm.
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
Last edited by Brink; 29 Sep 2016 at 15:04.
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Did you try OPTION THREE yet?
Brink, just did it again here, no joy!
You should be able to after 10 days when the go back to previous Windows has expired.
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.
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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