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Windows 7: Should I reformat this HD?

20 Nov 2010   #11
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

if you go to the root of C: drive, is there a folder named "windows.old"?


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20 Nov 2010   #12
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Yes, I'm very familiar with that file as I use it to recover important programs from my XP folders. Do I have to delete it?
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20 Nov 2010   #13
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

that folder is taking a huge chunk of disk space. once you copy all the files you need from it, it can be deleted. just make sure you go through it thoroughly.
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20 Nov 2010   #14
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Boy your right its at 43GB at counting at this point I going to delete it right away!
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20 Nov 2010   #15
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

if your not satisfied with that, i can suggest a couple more things if you like.
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20 Nov 2010   #16
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Thank you so much man I would've never guessed that was the problem. I'm giving you rep for that +1 from me. I'll just delete the folder and tell you the results in a few mins.
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20 Nov 2010   #17
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Oh I ran into this right now should I press Yes?

Should I reformat this HD?-capture949.jpg


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20 Nov 2010   #18
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

anything in the "windows.old" folder is safe to delete, as long as you feel you dont need it.
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20 Nov 2010   #19
zekramcross

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

OK now I ran into this that scared me for a bit:

Should I reformat this HD?-capture987.jpg

Should I tick the box for similar boxes like this for files to be deleted?


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20 Nov 2010   #20
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

probably safe to delete since its left over from xp, but you can skip it for now if you like.
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