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How to delete Windows.old and other old user folders

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    How to delete Windows.old and other old user folders


    I installed over the web. I decided not to save anything and expected a clean HD. I got a lot of old shit which take a lot of giga bytes. How can I take ownership and delete the garbage?



    Kind Regards
    Alf Demant

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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Alf, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Well, upgrading to Windows 8 is not the same a clean install as you found out. If you like, the tutorial below will show you how to do a clean install with your Windows 8 upgrade copy.
    If you don't want to do a clean install, then the tutorial below will show you how to delete the Windows.old folder.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Thousends thanks! Just what I needed!

    Alf
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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Alf.
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