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Windows 7: Recent W7 repair install issue

30 Dec 2010   #1
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Recent W7 repair install issue

For reasons in another thread I today did a W7 repair install. This has left my SSD drive which had 15.6gb free space out of 59.6gb now has only 12gb flat. Question is has this repair doubled up on certain windows files with which I can delete now? Is there a method which can assure removal of only these files and protect the repaired OS?

Cheers in advance for your responses !


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30 Dec 2010   #2
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Have you got a file called windows old?
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30 Dec 2010   #3
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I would download ccleaner. Check the entries that you know are safe to delete, ask about the others and uncheck all registry items
You can also download windirstat. To see whats on the drive
WinDirStat - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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30 Dec 2010   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

See if you have any windows.old listed.

Open Computer C drive if it is C. Look in the list to see if there is windows.old next to the Windows folder.
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30 Dec 2010   #5
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I dont think that a repair install creates a windows.old, that is just for an upgrade or custom install.
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30 Dec 2010   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I wasn't sure but thought it worth a look.

Mike
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30 Dec 2010   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Well deleting some things and using CCleaner has got me to 13.6gb free from the 12gb. still wondering why the pre-repair free space was just under 16gb free and now I'm at 13.6 but it's not the end of the world. I knew things would get tight with the 64gb SSD.
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30 Dec 2010   #8
gregrocker

 

I haven't heard of this before.

If CCleaner can't get to them at defaults then manually delete contents within the Temp sub-folders in hidden AppData folders under your active User account, after unhiding files at Control Panel>Folder options>View tab.

Someone else may know for sure where Repair unzips files but AppData temp is a good bet and not needed anyway.
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31 Dec 2010   #9
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Greg,
Is this the temp folder that I can delete the contents from?
Recent W7 repair install issue-temp-folder.png
FYI "M" drive is my SSD and OS drive.


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31 Dec 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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