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Windows 7: Safe to remove windows.old?

11 Jul 2017   #11
nobrainz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
WIndows.old Driver Files Query ...

Hi Stormy13: Would this "Copy-Mode" also work for driver files? i.e. I have a couple of Fresco folders in my Windows.old program x86 folder that actually worked back then: (to enable multiple monitors in extended desktop-mode) but somehow this new install has conflicts when I try to extend my desktop regardless I've installed the same drivers again? Cheers.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Yes it is safe to delete the windows.old folder.

Before you do you might want to go through it and move over any documents/music/personal files/game save folders/etc you may have forgotten to backup before doing the upgrade install. Also you can save yourself some program install time by going through the Program Files folder (as well as the Program Files (x86) folder if Vista was x64) and testing what programs will work without having to be re-installed. When you fins the ones that do, just move them over to the new Program Files and make a shortcut for it on the desktop; or if you don't want to clutter up the desktop place them here,

C:\Users\Your Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu



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