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Windows 7: Windows 7 Install from XP - Hard Drive Still Full

03 Jan 2010   #1
oberhaus

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Windows 7 Install from XP - Hard Drive Still Full

Completed an install from XP to 7 by copying the install disk to my lap top hard drive, then running "setup".

Thought that this would delete the all of the old files. And, indeed, when I search for known file names, the search comes up empty.

However, the properties of the disk show the same amount of disk space used as before the install.

How can I remove these "ghost" files?


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03 Jan 2010   #2
richc46

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You may be referring to the fact that old files are kept in a file windows.old. You can delete these files if not needed.

Go to c drive, right click, then go to properties. Then do the disk clean. It will remove the files. Be sure to look for include system clean up and chekc the box.
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03 Jan 2010   #3
oberhaus

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richc46

That worked - thanks for the tips!
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03 Jan 2010   #4
richc46

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Thank your for letting us know, the rep, and the opportunity of letting us help you. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, from the entire membership of Seven Forums.
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