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Windows 8 Pro Cannot Delete Windows.old?

Just Installed Windows 8 Pro on a Lenovo Yoga 13 having factory-installed Windows 8 (home). Very interesting install, no options to create or delete partitions. So I chose to 'not keep personal settings' and proceeded installing a clean install of Windows 8 Pro. Now I have the Windows.old robbing my 128GB SSD of precious space, appox 32GB. So I tried to delete the windows.old directory, keep getting a warning that I cannot do so. I cannot remember the warning right now. Something to do with the installer I think.

Q. How do I delete the Windows.old directory?
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If that does not help, you have several options:

-Take ownership of the folders and afterwards adjust permissions and delete
-Run cmd.exe elevated (rightclick ->"run as administrator") and use rd <foldername> /s /q
-run setup again (start from the DVD) - this offline start will give you the option to format
You need to take ownership of that file and delete it.
Or boot the machine from this CD http://www.paragon-software.com/home/rk-express/ select there File Transfer Wizard - find your folder and delete it.
Same can be done from Parted Magic CD: http://sourceforge.net/projects/partedmagic/
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You have the most simple and effective solution. Thx