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  • I 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 6:56 AM

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  • Hi,

    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\




    Kind regards,

    Tim
    MCITP, MCTS
    http://directoryadmin.blogspot.com

    This posting is provided 'AS IS' with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.


    Monday, May 07, 2012 8:08 AM

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