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Windows 7: after reinstalling windows reclaim space

07 Feb 2011   #1
crazycat05

windows 7 32 bit ultimate
 
 
after reinstalling windows reclaim space

hi,
i've recently reinstalled windows 7 32bit. i did not format the partition so older windows files are there and they are taking a lot of space. and previously installed programs are also taking up space. how to safely reclaim space. will just deleting old programs and windows folder solve this thanks..
thanks


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07 Feb 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Follow these instructions to remove windows.old
Windows.old Folder - Delete

Make sure there is nothing there that you need, such as doucments, pictures etc.
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07 Feb 2011   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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07 Feb 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello crazycat05, welcome to Seven Forums!



To make sure you didn't end up with a second installation of Windows will you post a snip of disk management for us to look at and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.


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07 Feb 2011   #5
crazycat05

windows 7 32 bit ultimate
 
 

hi.thanks for the replies.
i removed old windows folders. but did not find a safe and comprehensive way to remove previously installed programs ans some drivers which are left behind.


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07 Feb 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You could use Partition Wizard to shrink the left side of the D: partition so that space could be added to the C: Windows partition.

Download and install PW from the link below; then right click the D: partition and click "Move/Resize" to create unallocated space to be added to the C: partition, just be sure to not shrink D: too small.

Partition Wizard Free Home Edition





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07 Feb 2011   #7
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazycat05 View Post
hi.thanks for the replies.
i removed old windows folders. but did not find a safe and comprehensive way to remove previously installed programs ans some drivers which are left behind.


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The standard way to uninstall programs is through Control panel-Programs & Features. If you're talking about left over folders/files and registry entries, you can remove the orphaned registry entries with CCleaner, as for the folders/files they'll need to be removed manually.

Bottomline is whether the computer's performance is as expected given whatever hardware it has. If that is so, dont bother too much about what used to be installed, and if it does bother you a clean install is the way.
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07 Feb 2011   #8
crazycat05

windows 7 32 bit ultimate
 
 

i'm thinking of saving all the stuff in D:, windows and programs in C:.so don't want add more space to C.

i need to know how to remove previously installed program files in windows partition which could save some space. i could un install few of them but the rest don't have any wizards. and there are some old drivers installations as well.
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07 Feb 2011   #9
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Post a screenshot of the "Programs & Features" window so we can see what exactly is installed. Also in windows explorer, navigate to C: drive and tell us what folders there are (including windows) and their respective size.
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07 Feb 2011   #10
crazycat05

windows 7 32 bit ultimate
 
 

as it seams i've got 2 options.
1. randomly delete old programs
i hope if i delete any system files i will be able to repair using the repair disk.
2. fresh installation.

so i'll be deleting old stuff and if any problems arrive i'll try the second option

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