Windows 10: Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10
Thank you, very helpful, it works on me with disk cleanup,,
I have very big size windows old (about 20Gb), cause reinstall too much (try some build win10) witout fresh install
Glad you could free up the space.
These finally worked for me, thank you very much!
Glad they could help ToneEQ, and welcome to Ten Forums.
Cheers. This finally worked. After taking ownership, you can even just delete it like any other folder. Saved 16GB on my dads (who is 82 yrs) laptop.
Couldn't remove it until I did a system restore an tried cleanmgr again.
Oh well, at least its gone now!
I cannot delete some files even though i have followed all the tutorials
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Did you take ownership, and try again?
Hi Brink i have tried 4 times taking ownership but this lot will not move
In that case, boot from your installation media to open a command prompt at boot to see if you may be able to delete the folder. This way it's outside the OS environment when trying.
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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