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Deleting A Windows Image Backup

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Deleting A Windows Image Backup


    I have a windows image backup which is taking up 60gb. I need to delete it but i dont know if its safe to just delete normally.
    Could anyone give a step by step tutorial on how to delete it.


    Same thing for the 'windows.old' folder would really help





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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello TheSpecialOne, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Yes, it's safe to just delete the WindowsImageBackup folder as you would any other folder, but you'll just need to provide UAC approval first.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8


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

    Yes, it's safe to just delete the WindowsImageBackup folder as you would any other folder, but you'll just need to provide UAC approval first.
    Are you absolutely sure about that, I dont want to take any risks
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    If you don't want anything from the image, then it's perfectly safe to delete it. You'll be prompted by UAC to click on Yes to approve deleting it.
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  5. #5


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    Win8.1 64 bits Ent- Pro


    +1 for BRINK
    Chop it up dude
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