Just upgraded your Windows to Windows 10 Anniversary Update and you can’t get rid of that pesky Windows.old folder? Not even after using Windows Disk Cleaner like this?
Here is a quick and simple method…
Click Start -> Power -> Hold SHIFT key on keyboard -> Restart
Wait for a bit until Choose an option screen appears.
Troubleshoot -> Advanced options -> Command Prompt
Enter password if you use one for your account (leave empty if not), click Continue and wait for a bit until Command Prompt appears…
Then, follow these steps:
- Type in C: and hit ENTER key
- Type in rd /s Windows.old
- Confirm with Y and hit ENTER key
- Close the Window with X and select Continue button to return to Windows
It should look like this (simulated in Windows)…
There should be no Windows.old folder left on your C: drive anymore after this 🙂 For some reason, doing it in Windows using Command Prompt (Admin) doesn’t work. But this does.