Windows 10: Windows.old has running system file

Discus and support Windows.old has running system file in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Ok so ive had a problem with they system running ar 70-100% disc usage for the last few days. Comes back to the Nt kernal and system. But in looking at... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by (JacobHoward), Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Windows.old has running system file


    Ok so ive had a problem with they system running ar 70-100% disc usage for the last few days. Comes back to the Nt kernal and system. But in looking at trying to solve this issue i started deleteing the windows.old files that i dont need. Turns out rhat the system file in windows.old wont let me delete it daying it is in use by another file or program. Could this be the issue with using alot of disc space and how would i deletw it?

    :)
     
    (JacobHoward), Jun 13, 2019
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  2. System 32 files/ programs runs for a while and disappears on Windows 10

    Hi Konstantin,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and being a part of Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing with the processes running on the operating system. Do not worry we will help you with this issue.

    Provide us additional information to assist you better with this issue:

    • What is the complete error message/ error code of this issue?
    • Have you made any changes to the operating system prior to this issue?
    • When exactly does this issue persists?

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

    Step 1: I suggest you to sign-out from the current user account, restart the computer, resign-in and check with the status of this issue.

    Step 2: I suggest you to run SFC scan and check if it helps.

    System File Checker is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files. If a
    Windows Resource Protection (WRP) file is missing or is corrupted, Windows may not behave as expected.

    Follow the below steps:

    • Right click on the Start button, click on
      Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Type “sfc /scannow” without the quotes and hit
      Enter.
    • After the scan, restart the computer and check for the issue.

    Step 3: Also, I suggest you to install all the pending updates on Windows 10.

    • Connect to the internet.
    • Press Windows key and type
      updates
      .
    • Click on Check for updates.
    • Under Windows Updates, click on
      Check for updates.
    • Try to install the updates being shown.

    Hope it helps. Kindly update the status of this issue with the required information for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Jun 13, 2019
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  3. Wanting to run old games

    Hi Jameson,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community. Your interest in Windows 10 is much appreciated.

    I would suggest you to refer the below link and check the compatibility of the game with Windows 10.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/Home

    You may also try installing the game in compatibility mode.
    Follow these steps to install the game software in compatibility mode and check if that helps.


          • Right-click on the game setup file and click on
            ‘properties’.

          • Click on the ‘compatibility’ tab and check the box
            ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ and select Windows 8 operating system from the drop down menu and proceed with the installation. Once this is done, restart the computer and check if the issue persists.
    If the issue still persists, I would suggest you to get in touch with the game manufacturer if it’s specific to that particular game.

    Keep us posted if you face any issues on windows in future. We will be glad to help you.
     
    Annu Singh, Jun 13, 2019
    #3
  4. Windows.old has running system file

    Erasing old system backup files in Windows 10.

    Hi,

    There are several ways to delete old system files. To delete old system files including system settings and files of previous versions, follow the steps below:

    • Open Control Panel.
    • Select System and Security.
    • Click System.
    • Click System Protection in the left pane.
    • On the System Protection tab, click Configure.
    • Click Delete.
    • Click Apply, then OK.

    Windows.old has running system file 521b768a-c32c-4bd4-a644-e5f21ab45cb6.png


    Let us know if you need anything else. We're here to help.
     
    Martin Bar, Jun 13, 2019
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