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Windows 8.1 - Delete Windows.old

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    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 - Delete Windows.old


    Hello, I just upgraded to Windows 8.1
    There is a folder called Windows.old in C drive, but I cant delete it all even I logged in as Administrator.
    Can someone help me?
    Thank you all

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    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Hi there Mokujin and welcome to Eightforums.

    What you need to do is the following.
    • Open Windows Explorer.
    • Rightclick onto your C-drive and chose "Properties".
    • Then chose for "Disk cleaning".
    • Then chose for "Clean up systemfiles" ==> The diskcleanup will again check all the files. And this time there will be a checkbox for "previous Windows installations".
    • Check that box and run the diskcleanup.
    • You'll notice that the folder Windows.old is gone.


    Good luck with it!

    Rover
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