Re: Unable to delete windows.old after reinstallation

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by SIW2, May 1, 2009.

  1. SIW2

    SIW2 Guest

    Hi GrouchBarx,

    You might find a linux/dos boot disc with a file manager will do the

    Paragon does a freebie rescue disk, which includes a file transfer
    wizard - may be worth a try.

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    Hope it helps

    SIW2, May 1, 2009
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  2. SIW2


    Sep 26, 2011
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    This worked for me:

    Click on Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disc Cleanup

    When the dialog box comes up, select the drive that has the .old files on it and click OK

    The system then scans for the files to be cleaned up and another dialog box opens with the selection. Click on the button labeled Clean up system files at the bottom of that dialog box.

    Another dialog box will come up, select the drive again that has the .old files on it. The system will perform another scan for the system files that need to be cleaned up.

    After scanning, another dialog box opens up and there you will find a list of check boxes. Scroll through and check on the box labeled Older versions of Windows and click OK.
    Callisto, Sep 27, 2011
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