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Windows 7: Windows.old folder

07 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7
Windows.old folder

when i reinstalled windows 7 it created a windows.old folder.
can i delete this folder without any issues?
it's taking up about 50gig of hd space.

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07 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

Yes you can delete without harm.
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07 Mar 2012   #3

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit

this should help Windows.old Folder - Delete
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07 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7

this forum is great. thanks so much for your quick responses.
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07 Mar 2012   #5

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

May I suggest, that since you have a windows.old, you did what is called an upgrade install (repair). You would be much, much better off reinstalling using the clean install method. You must save your stuff but its well worth it.
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