Permission required by system to delete file

I am using Windows 8 64 bit. I am the only user of this  machine. I am unable to delete the Windows.old folder that I have on C drive. I keep getting the message that I require Permission from System to make changes to this Folder. Therefore I am unable to delete it. Being the only user I thought that it would be
a forgone conclusion that I am the Administrator.
Laurie LongmanAsked:
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aadihCommented:
Change (take) the ownership of the folder and delete.
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Rob MinersCommented:
See if disk cleanup will remove it for you

How do I remove the Windows.old folder

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows7/how-do-i-remove-the-windows-old-folder
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Laurie LongmanAuthor Commented:
Excellent answer, quick response
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Rob MinersCommented:
Your welcome :)
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