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Windows 8 not allowing to delete windows.old folder

  1. #11


    Shrewsbury
    Posts : 3
    Windows Developer Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Lol View Post
    Windows.old Folder - Delete - Windows 7 Forums

    First option worked finally ( using Disk clean up utility), however the second one ( Dos command ) didn't work.

    Thanks a lot shawn
    Glad you sorted it !

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  2. #12


    Henderson, NV
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Lol, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you have not already got it deleted, the options in the tutorial below for how to do in Windows 7 will still work in Windows 8.

    Windows.old Folder - Delete - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    It worked perfectly for me. Thank you very much. Tried adding some rep but received a pop-up that I needed to spread it around before I could do it again.

    In any event, your assistance, and these forums (7 & 8) are very much appreciated.

    Ted
    Las Vegas, NV
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  3. #13


    Posts : 22,500
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Ted. Just knowing that is has helped is thanks enough.
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  4. #14


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    If all else fails, download "unlocker" and use that to force-delete the folder.
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