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Windows.old I cant delete it

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    What does it do or tell you when you tried to delete the Windows.old folder in a command prompt at boot (OPTION THREE)?

    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8

    the device is not ready... so I restarted but still the device is not ready

    Changed the D: To C: and now its saying access is denied

    can I download team viewer and maybe someone control my pc and fix it?

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  2. #12


    maybe that pic will help you guys to solve my problem

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    Last edited by Brink; 08 Jun 2012 at 15:19. Reason: uploaded and attached picture instead
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  3. #13


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    What is in windows.old ?

    Is it just flashplayer?

    There are quite a lot of restrictions in win8 - you might need to try it from outside - I found it difficult from standard winre - ended up accessing the windows 8 drive with my own win7 pe build using a special file system driver
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  4. #14


    I done everything , even tried unlocker , try to simple to delete it done so many things and nothing

    windows.old is an folder
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  5. #15


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    See if you may be able to take ownership of and "Allow" your user account "Full control" of only the two .ocx files in your screenshot. Afterwards, try deleting windows.old again.
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  6. #16


    done said access denied , by the way only those 2 files are on my windows.old , I took ownership to all folders / files to windows.old I run with admin cmd but still cant
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  7. #17


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    You are running 64 bit which makes it tricky - I could do it remotely - the snag is you would need to send me the teamviewer passwords.

    You can't do that publicly, and you can't send a PM.
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Kalm97 View Post
    done said access denied , by the way only those 2 files are on my windows.old , I took ownership to all folders / files to windows.old I run with admin cmd but still cant
    I know, but please just try again but with the two files instead first, then try deleting Windows.old again. Sometimes it doesn't always apply to all files in a folder when taking ownership of the folder, and you have to take ownership of the files manually instead.
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    You are running 64 bit which makes it tricky - I could do it remotely - the snag is you would need to send me the teamviewer passwords.

    You can't do that publicly, and you can't send a PM.

    so how to ? can u add me at facebook ? my name is Αλέξανδρος Καλμούκης

    brink I told you I done that to all files in windows old ,
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    Good luck then.
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