delete windows.old

Discus and support delete windows.old in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I upgraded from 7 to 10. Under 7 I could click on windows.old and hit the delete key. Not now under windows 10. 113295 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by otuatail, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. otuatail Win User

    delete windows.old

    I upgraded from 7 to 10. Under 7 I could click on windows.old and hit the delete key. Not now under windows 10.

    otuatail, Jul 2, 2018
  2. bestellen Win User

    Deleting contacts from Windows 10

    When you say Windows Mail Live are you referring to Mail app or Windows Live Mail?

    I suggest you to try the steps provided below and check if it helps.

    • Open Windows Live Mail.
    • Press Ctrl + 3 using your keyboard. Right-click on the contact to delete it if it is a single contact.
    • Highlight all contacts by pressing Ctrl + A.
    • Click Delete located on the Ribbon bar.
    • Click OK when you see the message These contacts will also be deleted from Hotmail, Messenger, and other Windows Live services.

    After following the steps above, all your contacts that you have manually added to your account will be deleted however, contacts coming from third-party sites such as Facebook will not be deleted unless you remove Facebook from your account.

    For Mail app:

    Open People app then delete the contact.

    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
    bestellen, Jul 2, 2018
  3. Ruz San Win User
    Delete old version of windows

    Hi Erle,

    Some running files or services may be preventing you from deleting the old version of Windows on your computer, or there may be a conflict regarding permissions. We'd like to know some things to get a better picture of the problem and help you resolve it.
    Please answer the following:

    • Are you trying to delete the Windows.old folder?
    • What error do you get when deleting the file?
    • Did you find the Previous Windows installation(s) file when you ran Disk Cleanup?
    • How long has it been since you upgraded the computer to Windows 10?

    You can try the suggestions shared by SpiritX MS MVP on this
    to permanently delete the folder of your previous operating system.

    Let us know if any of the steps work for you.

    We'll be glad to offer additional assistance if needed.

    Ruz San, Jul 2, 2018
  4. topgundcp Win User

    delete windows.old

    Unable to delete a folder - Invalid folder name

    • Run chkdsk x: /r to make sure that there's no HD corruption.
      x: is the drive containing the folder you want to delete.
    • Try to delete the folder again. If still does not work, go to step 3.
    • Download: Download - Linux Mint and create a bootable USB using: Rufus - Create bootable USB
    • Boot up with Linux Mint and try to delete the folder again.
      NOTE: Unlike WinPE. Linux does not have any Windows permission imposed to it so it is easier to delete.
    topgundcp, Jul 2, 2018

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