How To Remove Previous Windows Installation Folder Windows.old
Windows.old is an previous windows installation folder . It is an system file folder and user have administrative permissions to delete it. By removing this folder user can increase the space of the window drive .
But when user try to delete this folder ,an error comes . “You require permission from system to make changes in this folder.” This is an administrative permissions issue .
Follow these simple steps to remove it .
Solution for windows xp, 7
Click on start Button on Windows . After that type My Computer .Click on My Computer . Then follow the steps
Solution for window 8 And 10
In Windows search box type “this pc” and click on this pc desktop app . Then follow the steps .
Go to your windows installation drive such as drive c: . Suppose if windows installed in drive C then right click on Drive C . Click on properties of drive C .
A new window will open .Find general tab in the window .Click on Disk CleanUp . Wait for while when next window opens .
In next pop up window ,select “Clean up system files” button in lower left on new window . Now Wait for while when pc complete the calculate the files . Select “Previous windows installations” in “Files to delete” window.
Previous window installation files are Windows.old folder . So Select it by check the check box . Click “OK” button to confirm delete.
With this way Windows.old folder is removed from your computer . And large amount of hard disk memory will be freed .
Note: After delete window.old folder you are unable to use previous installed versions of windows .