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Windows 7: Windows.old Folder - Delete

03 Apr 2012   #70
emman1910

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thank you !

with this tutorial I'm upgrading my knowledge faster than ever before!


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03 Apr 2012   #71
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Emman, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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13 May 2012   #72
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hiyya Shawn the pain is back I have tried Option one nothing in there re old and option 2 I saw only tow aprtitions so went to 3 and found what is inthe pic. The old is in C: and sorry mate but I don't know what to do next as the others are marked empty.


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13 May 2012   #73
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello John,

You needed to use list volume instead of list disk in diskpart to see the drive letters.

On a more important note though, is that how you wanted your partitions setup with those two separate unallocated spaces on your Disk 0 like that?

Normally, you would delete Disk 0 to make all of it unallocated space, then install Windows 7 to it. Afterwards, you would shrink the Windows 7 partition if you wanted to create any new partitions from it instead.
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14 May 2012   #74
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello John,

You needed to use list volume instead of list disk in diskpart to see the drive letters.

On a more important note though, is that how you wanted your partitions setup with those two separate unallocated spaces on your Disk 0 like that?

Normally, you would delete Disk 0 to make all of it unallocated space, then install Windows 7 to it. Afterwards, you would shrink the Windows 7 partition if you wanted to create any new partitions from it instead.
Ok Shawn I will do that - sorry mate I was trying to rush things before going to work.

I don't know how those partitions came about - I just installed not knowing that the old install would be saved So when I saw how the drive was divided up it came as a complete surprise.

I did also ask in another thread re enabling UEFI and I am not sure but because I had the original install (32bit) in IDE and non UEFI perhaps enabling UEFI and ACHI before this install has completely mucked the whole process up. I did suggest in the other thread too that it may be an idea to completely wipe / erase this drive and start from scratch, just as you have just said, because the UEFI is not working anyway.
I don't have anything of any personal use on it as the machine is my tester and I use it mainly for testing out the free apps and different hardware the like
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23 Jun 2012   #75
Max111

windows 7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

there is no option for cleanup system files in disk cleanup... what to do ??

its showing access denied when i tried to do it from command prompt......any solution ??
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23 Jun 2012   #76
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Max, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you logged in an administrator account? You will not be able to do this as a standard user.

Did you open an elevated command prompt? (right click -> Run as administrator)
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26 Jun 2012   #77
Max111

windows 7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

yes i clicked run as administrator....but nothing happened...
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26 Jun 2012   #78
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Max,

Do you have a C:\Windows.old folder? If so, then you also may try OPTION THREE to delete it at boot.

Did you not get a UAC prompt after clicking on Run as administrator, or a elevated command prompt not open? If not, do you have UAC turned on to at least the default level?
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17 Aug 2012   #79
pauLoz

Windows 7 bit 32
 
 
problems

does removing windows.old file doesn't causes a problem into the current programs into the computer im using?such as a corrupt file?ty sorry for my english
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