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Hankster58

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    Windows.old file in Win 7 upgrade install...
    « on: June 21, 2010, 08:05:05 PM »
    The question is, can I delete it?? A bit over 10 gigs of waste if it's not needed.  This was an UPGRADE from Vista install. Was done 12/07/09..... all is well, Windows 7 is great!! Kind of forgot about it, until doing system scans, and saw it scanning all the .old stuff....
    So, since it's run for 6 months now, is it deletable?? Or are there "used" parts the system needs from there?? I know nothing about the needs/use of the .old backup, once the install is completed. Is it there in case of the install failing or what???
    Thanks in advance....

    soybean



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    Re: Windows.old file in Win 7 upgrade install...
    « Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 09:23:32 PM »
    Is it there in case of the install failing ...
    Yes.  You can safely delete it now. Reference: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/How-do-I-remove-the-Windows-old-folder

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      Re: Windows.old file in Win 7 upgrade install...
      « Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 10:28:43 PM »
      Cool! thanks a lot... I know it was a lame question, but....

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      Re: Windows.old file in Win 7 upgrade install...
      « Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 01:59:08 AM »
      No such thing...
         
       
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