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Windows 7: how to delete windows old?

08 Jan 2010   #1
geordiejohn

 
 
how to delete windows old?

hello after installing windows 7 how do i delete windows old,i cannot run as administrator ?
thank you.


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08 Jan 2010   #2
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Right click and delete, or right click, "Take ownership", delete.
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08 Jan 2010   #3
derekimo

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08 Jan 2010   #4
crabdance

Windows 7
 
 
Here's how I do it

There is a program called FastCopy. Download that. I never use it for copying and the only thing I use it for is deleting the windows.old folder. It works in the background and does a great job.
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08 Jan 2010   #5
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Left Click on the c drive. and go to properties. In properties, disc clean up. Include system files". Do it several times, everything will be gone.
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08 Jan 2010   #6
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Does deleting the folder the usual way leave anything behind?
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08 Jan 2010   #7
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

It must be done seveal times, if you have a lot to remove.


Some may also want to us cclean to be sure everything is gone. I am not one of those, however.
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08 Jan 2010   #8
stasioau

 

I am using East-Tec Eraser 2010. Take me 45 min for big folder WinOld.
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