Windows 8: Use Disk Cleanup to Remove Windows.old Folder and Other Previous Windows Installation Files

by jasonvonruden 26. August 2012 06:23

After I did the in-place Upgraded to Windows 8 from Windows 7 it did not take long to for me to decide to that I was never going back to Windows 7.  This led me to figure out what to do to about the over 10 GB of Windows 8 Upgrade Uninstall Files including the Windows.old folder which can not be deleted manually due to file lock Issues.

Enter: Disk Cleanup’ : Clean up System File option to remove the Windows 8 Upgrade Uninstall Files in a few clicks.

  1. You can find Disk Cleanup by typing:  WIN Key and start typing Disk Cleanup
  2. Click the Disk Cleanup’s “Clean up System Files” Button in the middle of the screen.
  3. Check the box for Previous Windows Installation(s)
  4. Click “OK” button and click the “Delete” Confirmation button.



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