Solved Taking ownership of Windows.old folder in order to delete it

Gigabyte / Ga-78lmt-s2p
November 16, 2015 at 21:25:07
Specs: Win 10/64 Home, 8gig
I have this folder on the Win 10 system which is taking up 15.8 GB of space and I cannot delete it. I have tried to take ownership through Windows convoluted system and I keep getting hurdles thrown up.

The first one is "You will require permission from the system administrator to make these changes", I am the administrator (or at least I thought I was).

The next one thrown up is "you will require permission from trustedinstaller to make these changes"

The more I read the more confusing it becomes. In desperation I tried "Unlocker" and that never worked either

This whole exercise is uncharted territory to me so with that in mind can any one suggest a step by step idiot proof method for me to deal with this?

Any and all help and suggestions will be gratefully received. Regards


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#1
November 16, 2015 at 21:31:51
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You need to run Disk Cleanup to delete the Windows.old folder. See either link below for instructions.

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/d...

or

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#2
November 16, 2015 at 21:58:17
Thank you XpUser, the minute read the first line of your post I could have kicked myself because I did this when I first Installed Win 8 and then with Win 10, old age kicks in and the memory is shot (pity I cant clean it with an eraser). I actually gained 22 GB of disk space in the long run.

Thank you once again. Regards


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