Monday, May 07, 2012 6:56 AMI am running win8 x32 c.p1 i gets problem in win8 so i install win7 after installation there is a windows.old folder talking up like 10 gigs of my HD. The disk cleanup tool isn't work so what can i do to remove this folder.
Monday, May 07, 2012 7:48 AM
If you did not format your computer then indeed an old Windows folder containing the Windows 8 files will remain on your disk. Have you followed the steps in this document:
If that did not work you can also select the folder and select delete, this will manually remove the folder.
Monday, May 07, 2012 8:08 AM
if you cannot delete the folder try the following:
You have to change the ACL and then you can delete the folder.
Run Command Prompt as admin and type in the following commands:
takeown /F C:\Windows.old\* /R /A
cacls C:\Windows.old\*.* /T /grant administrators:F
rmdir /S /Q C:\Windows.old\
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