Deleting "Windows.old"


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Did the update from windows 10 to windows 11. normally I delete the .old within a day or two. But I could NOT. Found I may have to wait 10 days.
10 days up, still can't delete Windows.old (29.6Gb) WHY?
 
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Do you leave your computer running 24/7?

If so, try a restart. Normally you should not have to delete it, it goes automatically.
 

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No idea why it should have happened to you, but it may be locked in MS storage.

Open the settings - System - Storage., and see if it is there for deletion. Run the storage cleanup if necessary
 

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Right click the C drive & choose disk cleanup>clean system files & select windows.old then click clean/OK.
 

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