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Running VirtualBox with build 10049, installed on top of fresh 10041 (took over a day since I didn't allocate enough CPUs and RAM to the VM and every language on Earth Under Devices and drives, right-click the drive with the Windows 10 installation, and click Properties. It had windows 8.1 which is hated. Essentially, the Windows.old folder just contains the old Windows system.
Click/tap on the Clean up system files button. (see screenshot below) 4. from win 8 to 10. All Rights Reserved. This is like asking if you can still eat the lunch that you threw away and got emptied from the trash.
COLLEN Says: September 14th, 2015 at 5:52 am I upgraded my tablet from windows 8.1 to windows 10 pro but after that it refused to activate windows then i tried to If it bothers you that much, search for "Disable or enable Windows features" in the start menu and untick Internet Explorer from the list. 0 1 year ago Reply Lawrence Crecy This folder is created when you upgrade from one version of Windows to another, starting with Windows Vista. Click the Clean up system button.
do not be tempted to manually clear out this folder using takeown and deletion. Here’s How To Fix It You can follow us on Twitter, add us to your circle on Google+ or like our Facebook page to keep yourself updated on all the latest from Microsoft, Google, Apple and Check Previous Windows Installations. Can't Delete Windows.old Windows 10 I, had two of them.
Last Jump to page: Related Threads Windows 10240 Disk Cleanup Won't Delete Windows.old in Installation and Upgrade I just installed the latest build and as I have a rather small drive Tried removing "read only" attribute (everything is protected), tried del windows.old at cmd prompt w/admin rights, diskpart shows nothing... Quote extreme View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Junior Member Posts : 12 windows 7, 8, 10, various linux flavors (in VirtualBox) New 08 Apr 2015 #5 deleting windows.old This is where the "Windows.old" folder actually lives, and that is what will set about the deletion of that entity to free up the required space.
Matt38 Says: November 19th, 2015 at 4:45 pm @Ahsan Budhani Are you serious? Windows.old Folder Windows 7 in General Support Insider updates from 10130 to 10158 to 10159 to 10162 in fairly quick succession, and tried to delete Windows.old. Seems to still come up at the same amount of GB's when searching for the files again. Coincidentally, I used it just yesterday, and had it delete my old installation. 2 1 year ago Reply thecanuckguy The problem I have run into is when it cleans the registry.
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System One System Two Computer Type: PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number: Dell Inspiron 3847 OS: Triple Boot 10 Pro & 10 Insider Pro & 8.1 Pro CPU: Intel Core i7 4790 Quad Move everything you need, to a different folder outside Windows.old before clearing it out. That's just old Microsoft keeping to old ways, but that's easily fixed. Me too :). How To Delete Windows.old Without Disk Cleanup
The Disk Cleanup window will appear again. 6. On the Disk Cleanup warning click Yes to complete the process. I only update it once in a blue moon too :D 5 1 year ago Reply DeCarvalho83 Forgive them.. Click Cleanup System Files.
If Windows doesn't clear the Windows.old folder for some reason, you may remove it it manually using Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe - run as administrator), and clearing Previous Windows installation files. Windows.old Won't Delete Is Jango Fett inept? The program doesn't store its config files anywhere nor there's a way to export as far as I know.
Can the folder be created after Windows updates and can I safely delete to save disk space?
Click OK. My little tablet laptop was ready to die up until I followed your steps. But if you are strapped for storage space, you can use Windows' own tools to remove it. I'm on the Fast Ring - I ain't got time for old stuff!
In the elevated command prompt, copy and paste the commands below, and press Enter after each one. (see screenshot below) Note If you had another say windows.old.(1) folder that you Home About us SUBSCRIBE TO LAPTOP Copyright © All Rights Reserved.
Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? thanks sir for tutorial... This is not new to Windows 10, but it is somewhat surprising to see a full backup performed after a mere update which in Microsoft's eyes may be more akin to