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    How to get rid of Windows.old folder in Windows 8 PC?

    My PC runs in Windows 8 64 bit. I haven’t noticed any big issue in the OS until recently. I saw a strange folder named Windows.old folder which is taking too much space. I confirmed this by checking the folder size in the Properties box. I know it contains information on the previous OS and I want to delete it. How can I delete this folder safely without harming the computer?

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    AndroidExpert AndroidExpert is on a distinguished road
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    Re: How to get rid of Windows.old folder in Windows 8 PC?

    First open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete. Now from File, click on Run new task. This will open Elevated Command Prompt. However you should be logged in as administrator. Type the command given below and hit Enter in the Command prompt.
    RD /S /Q %SystemDrive%\windows.old
    Now close the command prompt. This will delete the Windows.old folder safely.

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    vinodmehta vinodmehta is on a distinguished road
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    Re: How to get rid of Windows.old folder in Windows 8 PC?

    Hello dear,

    You can get rid of Windows.old folder in Windows 8 PC


    In order to get rid of Windows.old folder in Windows 8 PC, you have to follow some steps as listed:


    Steps:


    >> First of all, you have to launch Task Manager


    >> For that you have to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete


    >> Now navigate to the File tab


    >> Here you have to click on “Run new task”


    >> Elevated Command Prompt window will get opened


    >> Make sure that you are logged in as administrator


    >> Then you have to type the below command

    RD /S /Q %SystemDrive%\windows.old

    >> You are required to press Enter key


    >> Then close the command prompt


    >> The Windows.old folder wil get deleted without affecting any other files


    >> You have successfully done!!


    Hope we have resolved your query.

    For any query you can post on our forum, we will reply at the earliest



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    sumitnath sumitnath is on a distinguished road
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    Re: How to get rid of Windows.old folder in Windows 8 PC?

    Hi friends....

    to get rid of Windows.old folder in Windows 8 PC

    for
    to get rid of Windows.old folder in Windows 8 PC follow the steps below--

    1st-->open the home page from the device.

    2nd-->click the menu option.

    3rd-->
    open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete.

    4th-->Now click on Run new task.

    5th-->This will open Elevated Command Prompt.

    6th-->However you should be logged in as administrator.

    7th-->Type the command given below and

    8th-->hit Enter in the Command prompt.RD /S /Q %SystemDrive%\windows.old


    9th-->Now close the command prompt.

    10th-->This will delete the Windows.old folder safely.

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    Dreamer Dreamer is on a distinguished road
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    Re: How to get rid of Windows.old folder in Windows 8 PC?

    Hi Friend, There is due to, because of OLD systems to upgrade with new system, and old file can be keep into PC, Also there is in System due to Repairing/re-installing windows 8, Follow this steps to remove Windows.old folder. >> Restart PC >> Press F8 >> Click on Safe mode Option >> Login from admin account >> Go to C:\ drive >> Select Windows.Old folder and Press Shift+Delete Restart PC Now go to C drive there is no any Windows.Old folder. I hope you will understood. All the Best.

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