|There have been a lot of people purchasing and upgrading to Windows 7 now. Usually most of my friends will ask me to install it for them. However there are times when they install themselves and sometimes they do not "clean install" the windows to find out that they have this Windows.old folder in their C:\. It cannot be deleted like a normal folder in Windows Explorer. The removal of this windows improperly may lead to windows instability.|
To remove this folder, follow these easy steps:
2. Choose the "Disk Cleanup" button and the scanning will take place. Then click on the "Clean up system files"
3. Then select the same drive again that has windows.old folder on it. Another scanning will occur. Later then check the "Previous Windows Installations" box, and click OK.
4. Select "Delete Files".
Done! The windows.old folder will be removed.
Alternatively if this does not help you, you can download Lockhunter or Unlocker to remove the folder in the next reboot.