i do not know how to delete my windows.old folder

hello everybody,
i currently have 2 windows installed onto my computer (windows 8 and windows 8.1) and i want to delete one of them, i tried everything  by searching the file database but could not find windows.old anywhere! anybody has any idea on how to solve this issue ?

i will appreciate it, thanks
muaz sajidAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
right click on the drive, select disk cleanup, click on clean up system files, check previous windows installation, click on ok, click on delete files
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
Sometimes you have to take ownership, delete, take ownership, delete...
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jekautzCommented:
First you need to take ownership.  Second, take full admin rights.  Then delete.

The first two steps are outlined in this article.

After that process, go into command prompt.  Type this command (Assuming that your Windows.old is on the root of C:)
rmdir/s/q c:\windows.old

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 You could just delete the folder in Windows Explorer, but you may have to restart it a few times.  The command line is more effective for large jobs like this.
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Just checking ... do both versions work?
If so you don't have a "windows.old" folder just a dual boot system with two Windows partitions.
Otherwise as above :)
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