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Old February 9th, 2019, 06:36 PM
lcyber lcyber is offline
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does deleting Windows .old create more spage or not

I have just read two contradictory reports that deleting Windows.old does not create more space ,also that it does.I also saw that windows automatically deletes Windows.old aftera month but it hasn't in my case.
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Old February 10th, 2019, 05:13 PM
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If you are happy with how your Windows is running now, delete it and find out. It is only there in case a major upgrade fails and you want to roll back.

Yes, Windows is supposed to automatically purge windows.old after 30 days. Sometimes it doesn't. You can manually delete it run or run Disk Cleanup as instructed here on the drive.
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Old February 10th, 2019, 07:17 PM
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Thanks,I am stuck on 99% deleting,I was prompted to get administraters permisssion but I ignored it,how do I get admins permission? It now shows I need permission from TrustedInstaller to remove this,it seems TrustedIinstaller is a site as a guess

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Old February 11th, 2019, 05:07 PM
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I was prompted to get administraters permisssion
You were prompted by what?
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Old February 11th, 2019, 05:39 PM
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I was prompted by the message that came on the screen "this needs permission to delete these files"accompanied by the name of TrustedInstaller in italics.I ignored that and carried on until the delete got as far as 99% then stopped.
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Old February 11th, 2019, 06:21 PM
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What message? How were you trying to delete this? Was there no "Continue as administrator" option.
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Old February 11th, 2019, 07:36 PM
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The message was "you need permission to delete this TrustedInstaller"I asumed that Administrater permission would be good enough ,if I could get it.There was no "Continue as Administrater option"I was trying to delete this by means of Disk cleanup which ticked it, as something that could be deleted.I was prompted by the message that came on the screen "this needs permission to delete these files"accompanied by the name of TrustedInstaller in italics.I ignored that and carried on until the delete got as far as 99% then stopped.
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