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How to Delete Windows.old

There are a few ways of doing this, below is two of the simpler ways.

First use Windows Clean up program:

A guide can be located here for the cleanup program.

Secondly use the elevated command promt and a short line as shown below:

Right click on start button

Now click on "Command Prompt (Admin)"

Now type "RD /S /Q %SystemDrive%\windows.old" and press "Enter"

This will take some time without a message, so leave it until you get a new line with a flashing courser.


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