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Windows.old

Discussion in 'Software' started by Johnd76, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    I installed Windows 7, now i have a folder called "Windows.old", my question is....should i keep that folder or can i delete this folder?
     
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  2. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Well as the name of the folder suggests. it's the previous version of windows folder / sub-folders that has been renamed during the new installation. You can therefore, once you're 'sure' no files in that directory structure are needed, get rid of it to reclaim the space.

    There is even a wizard designed for this purpose..

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933212
     
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  3. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    Thanks for the reply, will delete it right away
     
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