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Windows 7: Too Many Windows.old Folders in C:

05 Jul 2011   #1
gdawg65

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Too Many Windows.old Folders in C:

Hi,

After upgrading from Vista to Win 7 and re-installing Win 7 several times I have 8 "Windows.old" folders on my "C:" drive and they all seem to be duplicates. What is the best way to delete the duplicates? I have tried a few "Duplicate File Finders" but none of them have done what they promise. Most claim to have found many duplicates and for a fee will delete them (price is around $30 US dollars). Is there a less expensive option? One even claimed to be free for personal use but after supposedly deleting duplicates for approximately 8 hours it didn't delete anything. I believe it claimed to have found 190K+ duplicates. Any help will be appreciated.


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05 Jul 2011   #2
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

If you don't wish to retain any of the windows.old folders, run the disk cleanup utility. It can delete them. (I don't recall whether there's a separate checkbox for windows.old, but it should be obvious.)
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05 Jul 2011   #3
theog

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05 Jul 2011   #4
gdawg65

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thank you bobkn and theog. It worked like a charm. It freed-up approx. 60GB. I sure do appreciate all of your help.
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05 Jul 2011   #5
theog

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Well done.

You are welcome.
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