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    deleting patch installation files -Windows 8

    Complementing a thread in the Windows 7 forum titled 'deleting patch installation files" first posted by JoeP517, I'd like to mention an article on MakeTechEasier that describes how to delete patch installation files in Windows 8. Article attached.
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    We have discussed the Disk Cleanup utility to delete the windows.old folder previously. It does indeed free up a sizable amount of disk space. Be sure however that you do not have to get anything out of this folder before you delete it. It does contain the entire old OS.

    The other way to get to the Disk Cleanup utility is through CP, System and Security, Administrative Tools
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    That's the method to use. ("Disk Cleanup" or cleanmgr)
    You definitely want to avoid the "Take Ownership" way of deleting the .old folder in 8.1
    For some it works easily, for others it takes forever.
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