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I have set up a window8 upgrade from window 7, when I want to delete the old file (window.old) folder. The window show I need permission to make change to this folder. My user is administrator. but why i can't delete the file.
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See if it is telling you that the filename is too long. I had that happen in a Windows.old folder.

Open an Admin Command prompt (right click on cmd.exe and run as administrator). Navigate to the folder containing the file that you cannot delete and delete it with a DOS command (DEL). You can also delete the whole folder (rd /S folder). I have done this as well.

Please let us know.

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Run the disk cleanup wizard and select advanced and then checkmark the old windows installations.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows7/how-do-i-remove-the-windows-old-folder
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You need to take ownership of the folder first only then you will be able to delete it.

Ref
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/take-ownership-windows-8




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@kianhow - Thanls, and I was happy to help.
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