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Windows 7: How Do I Delete An Old Duplicate Windows?

12 Apr 2013   #1

How Do I Delete An Old Duplicate Windows?

Hi there,

I told my buddy I wanted to reformat my computer. He went to do that by installing a new Windows 7 64 bit for me, but somehow, I now am operating on the new Windows 7 but my old Windows 7 still exist and is taking up enough space in my hard drive to annoy me

Can someone please let me know how I can delete the old Windows from my hard drive? I'm having to install all the old applications I used to have (Quickbooks, Photoshop etc) and it's eating up the hard drive space due to double applications.

Thanks for the help!

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12 Apr 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Tony, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sure thing. The tutorial below can help show you how to delete the Windows.old folder.

Windows.old Folder - Delete

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2013   #3


solved thank you so much!!!
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12 Apr 2013   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Tony.
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