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Windows 7: the stuff that were saved after upgrading

15 Feb 2010   #1
crayon

WINDOWS 7
 
 
the stuff that were saved after upgrading

Hi,

I just upgraded my vista to windows 7 professional
I found out that the upgrade saved up the programs and other stuff that were in the old windows...however, i cant seem to reinstall the stuff? and i want to delete some of the stuff as well...is there any way anyone can help me with this?
do i just delete the stuff that i found in "windows.old" or is there a proper way to do this? thanks so much


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15 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Windows.old does not save programs which can be reinstalled. DVD's are needed for that.

To delete, go to c drive>properties>clean disc (check include system files)

It may be helpful to save it for a week, just in case something you want was not backed up. You can use everything from windows.old, except programs.
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15 Feb 2010   #3
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

So you clean installed - great. I would take a look in the folder, keep what you need and delete the rest. You might need to take ownership of the folder first. Then go through the first 2 guides in my sig, and image 7, just in case something dies/breaks.
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15 Feb 2010   #4
crayon

WINDOWS 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
So you clean installed - great. I would take a look in the folder, keep what you need and delete the rest. You might need to take ownership of the folder first. Then go through the first 2 guides in my sig, and image 7, just in case something dies/breaks.
im sorry... what is "my sig" and "image 7" ?
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15 Feb 2010   #5
crayon

WINDOWS 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Windows.old does not save programs which can be reinstalled. DVD's are needed for that.

To delete, go to c drive>properties>clean disc (check include system files)

It may be helpful to save it for a week, just in case something you want was not backed up. You can use everything from windows.old, except programs.
if i disk cleanup, will it delete the programs i just installed? like.. ms office? thanks
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15 Feb 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The links at the bottom of his post. He great information, which can help

Question about signature.
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15 Feb 2010   #7
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crayon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
So you clean installed - great. I would take a look in the folder, keep what you need and delete the rest. You might need to take ownership of the folder first. Then go through the first 2 guides in my sig, and image 7, just in case something dies/breaks.
im sorry... what is "my sig" and "image 7" ?
The links in my signature - they are sure to help.
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15 Feb 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you delete windows.old. That is all that wil be deleted. All programs that you installed with a DVD will be safe. Everything installed will be preserved. But with any computer, or user error, things can go wrong. Make a restore point (system restore) to make sure.With the system restore you can go back to the time before the delete.
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