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Windows 7: How to delete XP settings from W7 install.

24 Oct 2009   #1
DigitalRush

W7 64bit
 
 
How to delete XP settings from W7 install.

Hi, I've just installed a W7, and it has stored my old XP folders & settings under a new folder called Windows.old, directly under another folder called Windows. By instaling W7 I was hoping to reformat the HD and erace all previous files from when XP was instaled.

Is there a way to completely delete the XP Windows record now stored as Windows.old? Thanks.


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24 Oct 2009   #2
JuicyFruitSweeT

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

u can do a clean install by choosing Custom > choose HD > advanced setting > Format
ur whole PC is brand new again =)
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24 Oct 2009   #3
rerice

windows 7 RTM
 
 

You can delete the entire Windows.old file. Just right click and Delete.
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24 Oct 2009   #4
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DigitalRush View Post
Hi, I've just installed a W7, and it has stored my old XP folders & settings under a new folder called Windows.old, directly under another folder called Windows. By instaling W7 I was hoping to reformat the HD and erace all previous files from when XP was instaled.

Is there a way to completely delete the XP Windows record now stored as Windows.old? Thanks.
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The Windows.old files is your XP settings and some files. Look at it, if there's anything you want to keep you can copy them.

Then delete the folder. It will tell you it's to large for the recycle bin and will be permanently deleted, click OK.
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24 Oct 2009   #5
DigitalRush

W7 64bit
 
 

Thanks all, appreciaite that very much. cheers.
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