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Windows 7: file windows 7 old

07 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
file windows 7 old

I Installed win 7 home premium 64 bit over my old win7 hp 64. when finished I found it took 150GB. I then formatted. and custom installed win 7 hp 64, clean. took 45GB so okay. However I still have windows 7 old files. what to do now.

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07 May 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Robie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If there's nothing in the C:\Windows.old folder you want to copy back, then it's perfectly safe to delete if you like. The Windows.old folder is just a copy of your previous installation's files to serve as a backup.

Windows.old Folder - Delete

Hope this helps, :)
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07 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Windows should only take up 18-20 GBs. You did not choose custom during the install or you did not format it properly. Before you start installing all your software I would re install windows.
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07 May 2013   #4
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Follow these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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09 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 8 Pro x64

Like everyone is saying, clean re-install and then run a disk cleanup to delete system and temporary files. If there is a Windows.old file still, that should clean it up.

Let us know!
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