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Windows 7: Just upgraded from Vista cannot access Microsoft programs

17 Dec 2011   #11
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you need help on deleting the Windows.old folder, take a look at this tutorial, which gives you several options: Windows.old Folder - Delete


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17 Dec 2011   #12
Falcodriver

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Deleting Windows_old after upgrade to Win 7 pro

Many thanks, Sea Vixen.

Will do. Reading the tutorial and, for anyone else's benefit, I only had a Win 7 Pro upgrade disc so I couldn't do a complete reformat pre the install as, I understand from other posts on this forum, that the upgrade application needs to read the key of the existing installation before you can use it successfully.
I did, however, the next best thing, and deleted all partitions and a format from that point, hence I have the Windows_old file.
I can now do as you say and take out the data files that I need - though I had backed these up - and delete the whole Windows_old file, giving me a lot more space.

By the way I love the real Sea Vixen. I fly two seat puddle jumpers myself and not sure how I would cope at twice the approach speed onto a runway that was moving 60 feet up, or down, and probably wasn't where I last left it, in any case! Profound respect to those that could.

Best regards

Falcodriver
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17 Dec 2011   #13
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome, Falcodriver.

You're not wrong about landing on a moving runway and I agree that anyone who does it commands great respect.

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17 Dec 2011   #14
Falcodriver

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Sea Vixen

Nice image!
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17 Dec 2011   #15
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Cheers Falcodriver.

Obviously, the photograph was taken many years ago (1964) and was taken by a camera fitted to a Blackburn Buccaneer about to land onboard HMS Victorious.

However, there were times when a crash barrier was required to recover aircraft with major problems such as electrical or hydraulic failure.

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17 Dec 2011   #16
Falcodriver

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

And these guys were probably in the early twenties! a bit more challenging than the X factor!
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17 Dec 2011   #17
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

these days the twenty somethings would do the same on an xbox.
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17 Dec 2011   #18
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Maybe so boohbah, but nowhere near as exciting as the real thing!

The launch is quite hair-raising too; 0-130 in a couple of seconds.

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