Re: Way Off Topic!!!

√ėyvind Lode

As already mentioned the way to go for formatting the system partition
is to boot into the the talking wpe.
You can also start the installation process from WPE.
I've moved to W10 now and I recently did a fresh/clean install only
using the W10 boot media.
Microsoft made the installation process fully accessible as of W10
creators update released april of this year.
I used the windows media creation tool to download windows 10 and
create a bootable usb flash disk.
I then rebooted my machine and brought up the boot menu and booted from usb.
I waited a bit to be sure Windows 10 setup where loaded on the usb
disk and I then pressed ctrl + windows + enter to start narrator.
I then deleted all partitions on my laptop containing my old w8.1
installation and recovery and created my own partition scheme and
installed a fresh copy of w10.
The laptop rebooted once and I then pressed ctrl + windows + enter
again to complete setup.
A very well done job by Microsoft making the install accessible - even
on a blank hard drive.

On 8 July 2017 at 20:24, Carlos <> wrote:

The windows.old directories will not go away no matter how I try to get
rid of them with disk cleanup!

Disk cleanup sees them and the check box is checked for deleting.
However! Disk cleanup seems to be unable/unwilling to delete them!

I currently have four windows.old on the root directory. That is why I
may need to do a fresh/clean install of any windows OS and for that there
needs to be a disk reformat!

Being blind and living alone really s___s!!!

Thank You! for reading my message!

On 7/8/2017 10:36 AM, Chris Mullins wrote:

Could you give an example of a folder theat will not go away?


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: 8 July 2017 14:38
Subject: Re: [nvda] Way Off Topic!!!


I am using disk cleanup with the run as admin choice on the context
menu. However, some things just refuse to go away no matter what I do!

It is as if something locks them and does not let them be removed!

I am the only one on my PC. So, I have the user access control set
to zero. And, I keep myself logged in as admin all the time.

Thank You! For your response!

On 7/8/2017 5:28 AM, Chris Mullins wrote:

When you run disk clean up are you doing so in admin mode as old system
files will not be removed unless you are.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: 8 July 2017 10:39
Subject: [nvda] Way Off Topic!!!

Hello All:

How can a totally blind person format a hard disk without sighted

I would like to be able to install windows on a freshly formatted

For some unknown reason when installing a new version of windows
it will always leave old junk behind! And, it does not matter if you use
disk cleanup to clean out unwanted leftover files. When you use any file
explorer to look at the root directory you will see that old junk which
should have been cleaned is still there!

Thank You! For all your helpful suggestions!!!

Carlos Gonzalez - Los Angeles, CA. -

Carlos Gonzalez - Los Angeles, CA. -

Carlos Gonzalez - Los Angeles, CA. -

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