Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Some Questions

22 Nov 2009   #1
TheIceman6

Windows 7 - Ultimate
 
 
Some Questions

Hello,

I have installed windows 7 Ultimate (Fresh install), However when I go to C:/ I can see windows.old which contains all the files from Windows Vista, can i delete this Folder ? Because I don't want them.

and there's some files like " 1e495cf54dfbf672077e67d98c7fd0 " in the C:/ directory can i delete them ?

There's some Videos & Pictures Folders from windows.old can i move them to my current windows 7 ? or it'll be dangerous ?

2. I don't have any drivers error at all, everything seems ok what should I do? keep them as it ? or go to toshiba and download the drivers again ?

3. Does the gadgets slow my laptop ?

4. I really like windows 7 much better than Vista

Thank you so much, and hopefully i can get the answers!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2009   #2
LPDad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

1. If you do not want any of those files (in Windows.old) then yep, you can delete it to regain space.
the 1e495cf54dfbf672077e67d98c7fd0 type folders are usually left over from windows updates. As long as everything is working smoothly you can probably safely remove them also (however, I believe they contain information that can be restored to your system IF you choose to un-install that particular update.

you should be able to "move" your pictures without problem.

If your drivers are all working correctly..I would not mess with it. If it ain't broke..don't fix it. that is my OPINION

Yep, the gadgets do take up some resources. If you have lots of memory and a decent processor, then don't worry about it. As long as you do not go "gadget crazy" and have only a few running you will probably not notice much of a difference.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums..

1. Use disc cleanup to remove the windows.old folder after you have saved anything you wish to save.

2. If it aint broke, dont fix it, but its always a good idea to hang on to your drivers.. it doesnt cost anything..

3. No... as a rule, gadgets will not slow down your computer...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2009   #4
LPDad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

LOL..I would listen to TEWS. (Hi TEWS, Nice Santa hat, BTW)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2009   #5
TheIceman6

Windows 7 - Ultimate
 
 

Thanks guys really awsome support

Tews what do you mean by " disc cleanup " how can i cleanup windows.old using " disc cleanup " ?

OK I'll remove the gadgets I have 2GB of memory of memory only.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2009   #6
LPDad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You do not have to remove the gadgets....just do not go "overboard" with them. 2 or 3 gadgets should run fine, in fact you will probably not notice any difference.

..and welcome to the forums !! (I was remiss in not giving you a big welcome earlier..please forgive my indiscretion)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2009   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Read Brinks tutorial on using disc cleanup -=> Here
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2009   #8
TheIceman6

Windows 7 - Ultimate
 
 

Great, Thank you so much
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2009   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hope that it all works out for ya!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Nov 2009   #10
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Tews the hats nice but matching eyes??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Some Questions




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Few questions regarding RAM
I have 2GB DDR3 RAM on my laptop at the moment, I was thinking about getting 1 or 2 GB RAM added to my laptop. I'm planning to add more, as CPU is constantly hitting nearly 1.5gb ram with very few applications opened. I have some basic questions, (they may be silly in nature too), I would...
General Discussion
Win 7 OS; Two Questions
I have two questions: 1. I currently have a functioning laptop with Win 7 64Bit. I also have a complete set of recovery discs as well as a system repair disc. If I were to obtain another laptop could I use my discs and install my current Win 7 on the new laptop? If so, then I could...
General Discussion
FAX Questions, Please
Hello, Sr. Citizen now, and frankly not at all sharp with this stuff. Would be most appreciative for any help. Is it possible to have my PC receive FAX's, as it would regular e-mail ? Or, do I have to purchase one of those FAX modems I read about, and utilize our phone line ?
General Discussion
Questions about the MBR
Alright, so long story short my home built desktop has 3 hard drives. One of which is a far newer Western Digital Caviar Black 750gb drive. The next oldest drive is approximately 4 years old 250GB seagate hard drive that was I originally got as a replacement drive for an older computer. ...
Installation & Setup
Some fan questions
Ok, so my AMD Phenom II X2 idles around 40 - 45 C, which I don't like. I'm currently using a heatsink from a 2003, Socket 768 era computer. The heatsink actually fits my AM3 socket. The fan I'm using is from another heatsink which shipped with my CPU, it was a generic made-in-china heatsink and...
Hardware & Devices
Win 7 Questions
Okay so before i installed Winodws 7 RC i had Windows XP and Windows Vista duel booting. But i had no boot manager, i had to push f8 during the first boot up screen to pick which hard drive to boot from, first being vista, second being xp. I installd 7 onto the Vista partition. But when i go to...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:49.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App