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Windows 7: Windows 7 x64 vs 'windows.old' position on the disk

06 Feb 2016   #1
loninappleton

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Windows 7 x64 vs 'windows.old' position on the disk

I have pondered often how to get longer life from my HDs.

The constant read from the inner tracks used by the operating system will go first, will they not.

Lately I saw the windows.old file and in a Sevenforums post it mentioned to delete windows.old to free up space on a small SSD.

Can the Windows folder and windows.old folder be renamed or re-positioned on the disk for longer disk life? I also thought of adding a padding file-- some piece of media or something to the folder but I think that failed some time ago. Might have been a file size check by the OS or chkdsk.

My recent interest in SSD prompted the new inquiry. Can the windows.old file be retrieved in case of a boot failure?


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