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Windows 7: Windows old

14 Jul 2014   #1
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Windows old

hi all running a new installed version of win 7 ultimate from disk not saved upgraded excreta but got a file that says its windows old ??? it had tons of stuff on it that I deleted but just two last files wont delete



I suspect I was infected from a storage drive that copied itself to my c drive run malwarebytes plus bitdefender find nothing wrong, what's going on ?

my mane win 7 installation on a 240 ssd witch was almost full till I deleted "contents from windows old" I don't save there at ssd to save life so this is worrying


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15 Jul 2014   #2
Vuxy

 

Hello Web,

Thank you for notifying us of your question.

Have you recently re-installed your OS? Windows.old will appear on your computer when you re-install your OS onto the current partition and not format it. The file just basically just saves all your files from before you re-installed the OS.

How to remove Windows.old? Windows.old Folder - Delete

If you need further help, I would be more than happy to assist you.

Thank you,
VinnyBuxton
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15 Jul 2014   #3
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VinnyBuxton View Post
Hello Web,

Thank you for notifying us of your question.

Have you recently re-installed your OS? Windows.old will appear on your computer when you re-install your OS onto the current partition and not format it. The file just basically just saves all your files from before you re-installed the OS.

How to remove Windows.old? Windows.old Folder - Delete

If you need further help, I would be more than happy to assist you.

Thank you,
VinnyBuxton
yes now u have me questioning if I did reformat or not, but sure I did because of the mess I was in at the time, with a virus, will be posted on here (download for free bundle)

but still cant delete windows old get below message now maybe this because I deleted rest of it ?? but there must be some thing can delete

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15 Jul 2014   #4
Vuxy

 

Hello Web,

Please follow the steps listed in the webpage I gave you and not try to remove it by right-clicking it and selecting delete.

Thank you,
VinnyBuxton
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16 Jul 2014   #5
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VinnyBuxton View Post
Hello Web,

Please follow the steps listed in the webpage I gave you and not try to remove it by right-clicking it and selecting delete.

Thank you,
VinnyBuxton
the option in cd clean up is not there, also I opened command prompt but wouldn't delete not sure if I could post here i.e. safe to ? also what's elevated command prompt ?
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16 Jul 2014   #6
Vuxy

 

Hello Web,

There are two other options on the link I gave you, if you can't use Disk CleanUp.
For details about Elevated Command Prompt - Elevated Command Prompt

Thank you,
VinnyBuxton
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