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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 14-Jan-13 09:17:33
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Windows 8 - Windows.old


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Having bitten the bullet and bought Win 8 Pro download at the princely sum of £25 I'm starting to like it. I've even got some software from 1998 (Wordperfect 10) to run successfully on it and downloaded a free Start Menu.

Microsoft dont make it easy to dual boot as your not allowed to download the ISO in Win XP only Win 7 or 8 so I had to google and find out how to make an ISO from the download ESD directories.

Now that I have a dual XP and Win 8 system (keeping XP because there is no driver for my ancient HP scanner) I have found on the new Win 8 partition a folder called Windows.old. I have tried to delete it but it says I need permission from "System" in Win 8 or "Access Denied" in Win XP.

Can I get rid of this presumably superfluous folder and if so, how?

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Standard User lockyatlrg
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 14-Jan-13 09:27:19
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Re: Windows 8 - Windows.old


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You need to use disk clean up to delete it.

type in cleanmgr in the tile/start menu and it will be under system files.

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 14-Jan-13 09:39:30
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Re: Windows 8 - Windows.old


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Tried that and its still there, what next? Still says I nees permission from system when I try to delete it. It's doing my head in, I like drives neat and tidy.

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Mon 14-Jan-13 11:07:42
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Re: Windows 8 - Windows.old


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a bootable CD will allow you to remove files free of OS internal constraints - one of the Linux live CDs, or WinPE etc.

I did remove windows.old, but I can't remember how. The PC multiboots so I probably used one of the other OS.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Mon 14-Jan-13 11:10:06
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Instructions here http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2527-windows-ol...


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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 14-Jan-13 13:16:08
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Re: Windows 8 - Windows.old


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In reply to a post by yarwell:
a bootable CD will allow you to remove files free of OS internal constraints - one of the Linux live CDs, or WinPE etc.

I did remove windows.old, but I can't remember how. The PC multiboots so I probably used one of the other OS.


WinPE did it I also dual boot but other OS said access denied.

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