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Windows 7: Install of Windows 7 over Windows Vista

04 Nov 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Install of Windows 7 over Windows Vista

When I installed Windows 7 it would't let me upgrade from Windows Vista but forced me to do a completely new install of Windows 7 and moved the Windows Vista into Windows.old. My question is I believe it is safe to delete the Windows.old folder but I was wondering can I delete the Program Files and Program Files(x86) folders too since the programs in those would have to be reinstalled anyway?

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05 Nov 2015   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601

The only folder you should delete is Windows.old Follow this tutorial on sevenforums to learn how to do it properly.

How to Delete the Windows.old Folder in Windows 7 - by Brink

warning   Warning
All the folders you see are for Windows 7 Do not delete them
except for windows.old

Tip   Tip
if you had Pictures or movies or Documents you want to save they are in Windows.old you should move them before you delete the folder
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06 Nov 2015   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You can`t upgrade from Vista to 7.

And it should have asked you if you wanted to save your files, you must have checked yes, that`s how you got the windows.old folder.

I`d reinstall again.

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