How can I delete windows.old folder ?

Rei Gjeta

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So, I reformated my PC and there still is this "Windows.old" folder that appears after a reformat...
When i press "Delete" it says

"You need permission to perform this action.
You require permission from System to make changes to this folder"

Please help there is 20 GB junk in there and I don't have much space
 

McHenryB

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Don't try and remove it other than using the Disk Cleanup method, which works perfectly well (Safe Mode or rescue disks not required), or there's a danger that you will screw up your Windows installation.
 

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