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Can’t delete folder without being a trusted installer

Hi All,

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I upgraded my VM from windows 10 to windows 8 and apparently forgot to select clean install so it put a copy of the os system in a folder called windows.old … normally this wouldn’t be a problem but i can’t delete the folder because “You require permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes to this file”

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Did i just bloat my VM or can i delete those 20 GB of files in there to save on disk space ?

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edit: from 8 to 10



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5 Comments

  1. This is not a VMware problem goto /r/techsupport

    Also remember the windows.old after an upgrade is mostly hard links

    Use the cleanup tool first then nuke remaining

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