Wow....a lot of responses!!! More than I thought I would get!
But....the Windows.old folder still won't go away.
On the Disk Cleanup suggestion: I do not get "Clean up system files" button when I try this; it's just not there, it's missing. It can
be seen here in Step 3 of this link: Windows.old Folder - Delete
I tried this link suggested: Diagnose and repair Windows File and Folder Problems automatically
and ran this file: Mats_Run.WinFileFolder
; it did not work.
I also followed the link and downloaded the program "File Shredder
". When running the program, it "hung up" and I get the error message from Windows that the program has stopped responding
, and then I closed it.
When I tried the program "File Assassin
", it claimed that the file was "not found"......even though I'm looking right at it
and selecting it!!! Weird.
If I were to try and edit my Registry (and yes, I've done it before), how would I go about doing it for the "Windows.old" folder? Should I just "search" within the Registry? I tried "Edit/ Find" and no results came back.
Linux Live CD?? Don't know much about it.
Any other suggestions or ideas? The Windows.old folder is not huge in size anymore, but the fact that it's there and won't let me delete it is bugging me.
Thanks for any more tips or info.