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Windows 7: Windows.old Folder - Delete

17 Nov 2009   #20

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Ok. See if you can delete it after taking ownership of, and allowing yourself "Full Control" of it. You may need to do this in Safe Mode.

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17 Nov 2009   #21

Windows 7 Pro, x64

Already did that. Maybe something do do with SecuRom.
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26 Nov 2009   #22

Windows 7
Great answer!

Thanks for the information! This really helps totally. When I use install Windows I had to format the disc using FDisk or something like that. I even had to go back to my DOS 3.1 floppies. It has changed with Win 7. :)
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01 Dec 2009   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate

Thanks for the tut! i have more space now.
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03 Jan 2010   #24

Windows 7

Thanks for the tutorial!
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03 Jan 2010   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate 32x

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
I might be mistakened but I believe that the Windows.old folder has no additional permissions applied to should be able to just delte the folder like any other
takes longer to do than this method
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2010   #26

Windows 7

wow 60 gigs!
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10 Jan 2010   #27

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Wow, that is a bunch.
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31 Jan 2010   #28

windows7 7100 x64

i can beat it,just installed 7 on my daughters desktop and was getting the could not boot from disk error 5 (it needed a bios update)but instead of messing around with that installed 7 from within xp and did a custom install and was left with a windows old of 90.3 gb .
i thought it would take ages to get rid of that lot but only took a few minutes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Feb 2010   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate

I remember seeing this ages ago and totally for got about doing it.
work well brink thanks for the cool tutorial
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