Windows 10: Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10
I tried with winpe8.1 boot usb stick and tried deleting that folder both in explorer and admn command prompt. There also in explorer I got message access denied and in cmd, got msg, You need permissions of System
I finally managed to delete it by booting directly to a Command Prompt in the Advanced boot settings. Everything else I tried didn't work.
To me that also did not work.
Finally I booted to live ubuntu and from there I deleted Windows.old folder.
Can I keep windows 10 from deleting it after a month or something like that? Or move it to an other location and direct it to that path?
Not that I'm aware of.
It would be best to create an image backup of the previous Windows before upgrading to restore it with.
The Go back to previous Windows feature is just for a temporary backup in case there was a problem with the upgrade, or one didn't care for Windows 10.
I tried this but it ended with a corrupted MBR so my computer stopped working. Have it fixed but now I am hesitating to use a Linux option like
I upgraded an old notebook from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and found this Windows.old folder with 30.2 GB of disk space!
Gary you hit the nail with a hammer. After an upgrade some bits of Windows.old are owned by SYSTEM user and cleanmgr will not delete them. If you take ownership it works fine.
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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