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Windows 7: Do I need the dupe data files in Windows.old?

24 Sep 2015   #1

win7 Pro x64
Do I need the dupe data files in Windows.old?

Nearly 1/3 of my C: drive is taken up by windows.old.

(I'm puzzled that I even have this, since my OS (Win 7 x64 Pro) was a clean install on a brand-new drive)

I note that many of the files in this folder are data files that duplicate those on my data drives. Can I simply delete these?

For that matter, do I need this folder at all?

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24 Sep 2015   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Newmaven,

If you don't need to copy any files from the previous installation, then it's safe to delete the Windows.old folder.

Windows.old Folder - Delete
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 Do I need the dupe data files in Windows.old?

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