Windows 10: can't delete windows.old after changing myself to the owner

Discus and support can't delete windows.old after changing myself to the owner in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; keep getting blocked trying to delete windows.old to free up 17gb on my SSD which is my win10 os drive I thought it might work if I was able to delete... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by bbxrider, Mar 29, 2021.

  1. bbxrider Win User

    can't delete windows.old after changing myself to the owner


    keep getting blocked trying to delete windows.old to free up 17gb on my SSD which is my win10 os drive
    I thought it might work if I was able to delete the sub folders first, I was able to delete a couple of them.
    I have this same problem with all the remaining windows.old folders
    initially they were owned by the default TrustedInstaller

    if I am admin and owner why even ask this permission?

    can't delete windows.old after changing myself to the owner [​IMG]


    after hitting continue, I get this

    can't delete windows.old after changing myself to the owner [​IMG]


    here is the permissions that I thought would give delete capability
    can't delete windows.old after changing myself to the owner [​IMG]

    :)
     
    bbxrider, Mar 29, 2021
    #1
  2. BobZ2 Win User

    Old Owner Name

    I bought a used Axim. I changed the Device ID in Settings -> System ->

    About. I changed the owner name in Settings -> Personal -> Owner Info.

    But when I use Send To on a Windows 7 "desktop", the option for my

    Axim lists the old owner's name. Not a major problem, but definitely

    annoying. I couldn't find that name in the registry (on the Axim).

    Can anyone suggest another place to look?

    Thanks.
     
    BobZ2, Mar 29, 2021
    #2
  3. Baleful Win User
    Changing device names and deleting devices

    Yeah, you can't delete old/retired machines from the "my grid" page. The only option you have really is to wait a few days then change how it sorts the list:


    can't delete windows.old after changing myself to the owner ActiveMachines.png


    Oh, and Mike is correct, by changing the windows "computer name" it'll change on the "my grid" page.
     
    Baleful, Mar 29, 2021
    #3
  4. can't delete windows.old after changing myself to the owner

    Unable, as owner, to delete music files in Windows 10

    I transferred my documents from my old Dell to my new HP with Windows 10. I am trying to get rid of the files I don't need, but there are certain folders in my MUSIC FOLDER that I can't delete. It says "You require permission from Desktop-J63MM1J\DebyS to
    make changes to this folder".

    I have gone into security and made sure that I am listed as the owner with full permissions, and I am. I have read many threads and tried every thing suggested, nothing works. I'm not sure what else to do.
     
    DebySantulli, Mar 29, 2021
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