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Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8

  1. #100


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    You're most welcome.

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  2. #101


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    Windows 8


    Thanks Man, I just wiped off a Whooping 94.7 GB from my Windows.old files!
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  3. #102


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    Windows 10


    Made an account just to post this...I tried every "solution" to get rid of Windows.old on my Windows 10 desktop. I tried Disk Cleanup >20 times, I made new user accounts and "took ownership" of the folder, and even a boot-time command prompt using del and erase multiple times.
    the only thing that worked was Option #3. So I guess what I'm trying to say is THANK YOU BRINK!!! If you're ever in Oklahoma, I will buy you a beer/drink for giving me back 5.6GB of usable disk space. You da real MVP.
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  4. #103


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    I'm glad it could help astroturf5, and welcome to Eight Forums.
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  5. #104


    Hi, I did a refresh from windows 8.1 that was an update from windows updates starting at windows 8; now, I have windows 8 again, and the folders show windows and a windows.old. Will option one remove the correct files?
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  6. #105


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    Hello consultantbis,

    Yes, it'll remove your Windows.old folder.
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  7. #106


    Hi, can I use a windows 8 retail ISO to make a bootable usb for a repair install of my OEM version? And do you know of a good location for an 8 not 8.1 64bit ISO download?
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  8. #107


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    A repair install can only be ran from inside Windows, and not at boot. If you like, you could just mount the ISO to run Setup for a repair install.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    Repair Install Windows 8
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  9. #108


    That only has the 8.1 and I am needing 8.
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  10. #109


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    If you like, upgrading the PC to 8.1 should also sort the issue since it will repair it the same as a repair install.
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