how do I delete the file WINDOWS.OLD

  Petesilver 12:00 PM 19 Dec 12

Having recently upgraded my laptop W7 to W8 I have a file called "windows .old" as this is rather a large file I thought it was possible to delete it, I have tried but it keeps asking me it needs the adminastrator and also the systems permission ?? so will not delete it. can anyone tell me if it is safe to delete, and how to do it. I have all the necessary backups in place should anything go wrong.

  rdave13 12:12 PM 19 Dec 12

Run the disk cleanup utility twice, instructions, make sure you don't need any documents or folders from the Windows old folder first.

  Petesilver 12:25 PM 19 Dec 12

how would I know if there is anything I need in the file its huge !!

  rdave13 12:30 PM 19 Dec 12

Explorer, C:\ drive and open the folder. Browse through the tree, you might come across some photos or music you might wish to keep.

  Petesilver 13:56 PM 19 Dec 12

Thanks "rdave13" all done thanks for all your help petesilver

  rdave13 09:09 AM 20 Dec 12

Spam by number 6, again, Fe informed.


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Best Android apps 2015/2016: Best apps for your new phone or tablet - what apps should I download?

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

Uniqlo uses your brain waves to find your perfect T-shirt

What everyone thinks of the new Steve Jobs movie | 21 Facts about the Steve Jobs film | PLUS:…