Windows 10: How long until Windows.old is deleted?

Discus and support How long until Windows.old is deleted? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I cannot find a firm answer but how long is until windows 10 automatically deletes/cleans up windows.old? I know one can run disk clean up but I was... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Scottyboy99, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Scottyboy99 Win User

    How long until Windows.old is deleted?


    I cannot find a firm answer but how long is until windows 10 automatically deletes/cleans up windows.old? I know one can run disk clean up but I was curious to know. I thought it was 7 days but 1809 was installed just over a week ago. I’ve left my machine idle for an hour but it’s still there. Maybe it’s 10 days?

    thanks

    :)
     
    Scottyboy99, Oct 10, 2018
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  2. 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
    page
    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.

    Regards.
     
    Ruz San, Oct 10, 2018
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  3. 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, Oct 10, 2018
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  4. exodusprime1337 Win User

    How long until Windows.old is deleted?

    windows xp installation and dual core am

    could someone please list the steps they follow to install windows with a dual core processor and windows xp service pack to. I'm reletively new to amd dual core and i feel i'm missing a step. All help will be appreciated. thanx
     
    exodusprime1337, Oct 10, 2018
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