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Clean Install Vista Home Basic On Dell Inspiron 6400


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#1 vol26

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:06 PM

My Dell Inspiron 6400 is 13 months old - has Windows Vista Home Basic Edition. My grandson tried to uninstall Vista and replace with XP. It didn't work so I reinstalled Vista HB. I have a 19 GB folder "Windows.old" that I don't want. I don't find where I can custom an install without having that file. Help?

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 07:27 AM

Windows.old is a backup of the old OS (in this case, it's probably the XP installation). I'd suggest exploring it first to see if it contains anything that you want - then delete it to reclaim the space on your system. Also, run a defrag after deleting it so that they system will effectively utilize the space right away.
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Posted 16 April 2008 - 08:14 AM

I have looked through the files and have tried to delete the folder but I get the message "destination folder access denied." I have full control both as administrator and under my name. And, THANKS a million for your quick response. I have spent literally weeks reading every forum, discussion, etc., about Vista problems since I got my computer. I know Vista had problems but I'm not sure my laptop didn't have problems. I've talked with Dell and Microsoft and anyone who would listen - got lots of help but most would not work on my computer.

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 10:14 AM

Most likely you'll have to take ownership of the folder before it'll let you delete it. To do this, right click on the folder and select "Properties", then select the Security tab. Click on the Advanced button, then on the Owner tab, then on the Edit button.

Double click on your user name, then put a check in the box that says "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects", then click on Apply or OK. Click on OK to exit all of the dialogs, then try deleting the folder. It should go away without any fuss now.
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Posted 16 April 2008 - 10:33 AM

Yippee! The old files are gone. I'm running the defrag now. Thank you so much. I really appreciate your help.

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:29 PM

Glad to hear that it helped and you fixed your problem. Thanks for letting us know!
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