Windows.old Folder - Delete
How to Delete the Windows.old Folder in Vista
If you performed a custom installation
(not a upgrade installation), without formatting the drive for a clean install
, and selected to install Vista on the same partition of the previous Windows installation, then this will show you how to delete the Windows.old
folder generated during installation.
The C:\Windows.old folder contains folders and files from the previous Windows installation.
You will need to do this while logged on to an administrator account.
EXAMPLE: Windows.old Folder
NOTE: Notice how much space this folder uses.
Open Disk Cleanup
Select on the Files from all users on this computer
option. (See screenshot below) 3.
If prompted by UAC
, then click on Continue
Check the Previous Windows installations
box, and click on OK
. (See screenshot below) 5.
Click on Delete Files
. (See screenshot below) 6.
When Disk Cleanup finishes, the C:\Windows.old
folder will be deleted.
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