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Windows 7: how to delete windows old?


11 Jan 2010   #1

 
 
how to delete windows old?

hello i have gone from vista to windows 7 64 bit and now i have got windows old files and i cannot get rid of them,i have tried disk cleanup but cannot see the files,does anyone know how i can delete them please?
thank you.

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11 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try taking ownership of the folder.
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11 Jan 2010   #3

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Type cleanmgr /sageset:1 in start search.

It's safe to select all the boxes ( except setup log files) Click Ok .

Rt click the desktop - select new shortcut.

Type cleanmgr /sagerun:1

Click Next, click Finish.

Run the shortcut anytime to clean up.
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11 Jan 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Click on computer Icon...right click c drive .....properties.....disc clean up Make sure you check clean system file. Do it 3 times or so. Files are large and it took me 2 tries to clean it all. The clean up should be part of your regular maintenance, anyway.
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11 Jan 2010   #5
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There is a tutorial here: Windows.old Folder - Delete

Sometimes the contents of Windows.old will be gone, but the folder and some subfolders are still there and undeleteable, because it "Cannot be found".
If this is the case, try the following:


- Open an elevated Command Prompt
- Paste this command: rd /s /q c:\windows.old
- Hit Enter
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11 Jan 2010   #6

 
 

thank you i found a program which takes ownership and i then deleted windows.old
surely i can be administrator all the time so i can do anything ?
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11 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Unfortunately not. Glad you got is solved, though.
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