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Can't delete windows.old

  1. #1

    Can't delete windows.old


    Trying to free up some space and the deletion seems to be working for about 15 seconds, then I get a permissions error message.

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    I am the administrator and the only one who uses the computer. I get this error message at other things too, but when I click continue, the program goes ahead. Trying to delete windows.old it just cycles to repeat the error message again. (When I click 'try again.')

    How do you get permission from system to make changes?

    It was a 'keep programs and settings' type of install for 8.
    Last edited by sine; 26 Jan 2013 at 09:10.

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  2. #2


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.

    Take look at this tutorial:
    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Thank you theog. I assumed it was something quirky and didn't think to look for a tutorial. This one worked, and I'll spend some time in that section. Solved.
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