So we are all stuck getting these Windows 10 updates and yes, they are a good thing, but if you are on a system that doesn’t have a ton of disk space, they can be a royal pain in the ass!
Today I was greeted with the HiBook getting the latest update and afterwards, yeah, I had 999 MB free! What? Yeah 999 MB, no GB here…less than a single GB! So what to do. Well you can run disk cleanup, but oh no, it won’t even show you the mysterious Windows.old folder for a month. You can go into the file manager (explorer) and you will see it, but nope, it won’t let you just delete it.
If you need that space now you have a few options, change your time settings to not be automatic, then move the date/time to a few months ahead. After a reboot Windows will ask you if you want to delete previous versions, just say yes. That might take an hour or so to occur whilst Windows is dutifully checking for the latest update.
The next option is simple, quick and direct, involves no changing of dates and destroys that folder in a few seconds. It is called a batch file! Yep a simple text file that you can save somewhere where you can remember it (LIKE YOUR DESKTOP) and then simply right click and run as administrator.
So below is the text file you need to save and edit in notepad and then save as a .bat file. I found this info at this link. Yeah, if you do not know how to do stuff, Google it kiddies!
takeown /F C:Windows.old* /R /A
cacls C:Windows.old*.* /T /grant administrators:F
rmdir /S /Q C:Windows.old
Below is the video I shot of the painful process today….
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