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Windows 7: installed windows 7 but c drive still half full..

02 Oct 2009   #1
reece86

WINDOWS 7 Pro
 
 
installed windows 7 but c drive still half full..

installed windows 7 but c drive still half full..-screen-grab-1.jpginstalled windows 7 but c drive still half full..-screen-grab-2.pngHi just installed windows7 and my C drive is still half full my acer folder is still there and windows.old. what can be taking up so much room? tried to take screen grabs put dont know how to paste into 7paint lol. thanks.




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02 Oct 2009   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you know how to use the snippin tool in win7 ?


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02 Oct 2009   #3
reece86

WINDOWS 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Do you know how to use the snippin tool in win7 ?
Nope sorry haven't even used in Vista.
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02 Oct 2009   #4
zaxis

Windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

I guess you have changed your "folder" options so you can view hidden/system files?
Did you try the disk clean up thing for system logs etc, although I this will remove your windows.old folder.....
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02 Oct 2009   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hey reece86... the reason its so full, is because your previous install was saved to c:/windows.old... it is probably 15-20gb depending on how many apps you have installed... browse that folder for anything you may want to keep, then delete it...

Good Luck...
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02 Oct 2009   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reece86 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Do you know how to use the snippin tool in win7 ?
Nope sorry haven't even used in Vista.
From start menu > Cursor up to snipping tool, select it , Choose new snip & then take a snip screen shot of what you want & then name it & save it for use later on like attaching to posts here. It works fast & great
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02 Oct 2009   #7
reece86

WINDOWS 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reece86 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Do you know how to use the snippin tool in win7 ?
Nope sorry haven't even used in Vista.
From start menu > Cursor up to snipping tool, select it , Choose new snip & then take a snip screen shot of what you want & then name it & save it for use later on like attaching to posts here. It works fast & great
Cheers Doc installed windows 7 but c drive still half full..-capture.png


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02 Oct 2009   #8
reece86

WINDOWS 7 Pro
 
 

there wouldn't be anything important on there would there be?
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02 Oct 2009   #9
reece86

WINDOWS 7 Pro
 
 

for examples files needed to run my pc?
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02 Oct 2009   #10
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Hey reece86... the reason its so full, is because your previous install was saved to c:/windows.old... it is probably 15-20gb depending on how many apps you have installed... browse that folder for anything you may want to keep, then delete it...

Good Luck...
Hi Reece86,

Tews is correct.

The Windows.old folder will be very large as it has your old OS install inside, in case you want anything from it.

Open it have a look, keep anything you might want, delete the rest.

Nothing in that folder will affect your new OS.
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