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Windows 7: windows.old directory removal

02 Jul 2009   #1
akramh

Windows 7 7264x64(main), 7260x86(secendary), XP SP3 Triple Boot
 
 
windows.old directory removal

hello, since I did a clean install of 7260, it moved the old windows directory to windows.old, now I don't need it anymore, is it safe to just delete the windows.old directory?


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02 Jul 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
windows.old

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akramh View Post
hello, since I did a clean install of 7260, it moved the old windows directory to windows.old, now I don't need it anymore, is it safe to just delete the windows.old directory?
IF you are sure you dont need them and you dont want to roll back. YES

you may have a little trouble deleting some items but you will gain a lot of space

Ken
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02 Jul 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Akramh,

You can use Disk Cleanup to safely remove it by selecting the Files discarded by Windows upgrade option.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Jul 2009   #4
akramh

Windows 7 7264x64(main), 7260x86(secendary), XP SP3 Triple Boot
 
 

just did it, saved 15GB of space strange that my current windows directory ( build 7260) is only 9GB.. the windows.old directory was from build 7022...
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02 Jul 2009   #5
akramh

Windows 7 7264x64(main), 7260x86(secendary), XP SP3 Triple Boot
 
 

thanks brink, a few seconds late but still good information, you deserve a nice rep!

EDIT: Sorry it seems I can't rep you at the moment, lol
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02 Jul 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Akramh. That's ok though.
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