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Windows 7: installed windows 7 but c drive still half full..

02 Oct 2009   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Hey reece86... the reason its so full, is because your previous install was saved to c:/windows.old... it is probably 15-20gb depending on how many apps you have installed... browse that folder for anything you may want to keep, then delete it...

Good Luck...
Hi Reece86,

Tews is correct.

The Windows.old folder will be very large as it has your old OS install inside, in case you want anything from it.

Open it have a look, keep anything you might want, delete the rest.

Nothing in that folder will affect your new OS.
Thanks dave, will do that

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02 Oct 2009   #12

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there

I've uploaded a nice tool for looking exactly at what's on your disk(s) with sizes etc.
link to my post (jimbo45) in this thread - on page 2 I think currently.

Hard drive Space & Reinstall Windows 7

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04 Oct 2009   #13


thanks jimbo
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05 Nov 2010   #14

windows 7

I am having the same problem except that i didn't have it copied into both c and d drives. it just copied into my d drive which is the recovery drive... should i uninstall and re install into the c drive? i've never had this issue when upgrading my systems... i'm planning to back everything up on an external harddrive but just not sure if i should leave everything on the full d drive... does this slow down the computer any?
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05 Nov 2010   #15
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