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#1 Lloydlec

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 04:17 AM

I have "up graded" to XP Professional recently and not that I have a number of Profiles stored in folders under DOCUMENTS and SETTINGS. One, namely All Users.WINNT is very large BUT I think this is associated with my old OS as I also have a newer profile which is also a very large file. Do I need to keep the All Users.WINNT profile or can I delete it?

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 05:43 AM

As long as you no longer use it ( and please make sure!!) then yes it would be. Do you have a new "All Users" folder in there also?, safest bet would be to backup the folder first before you do anything and also a system restore point. But yes if they are redundant and you have a new "All Users" profile folder then it should be ok.

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 07:13 AM

My WINNT folder was from Windows 2000. I installed XP Pro sometime later and was pretty sure I didn't need WINNT any more, but just removing it was scary.

After a while, I renamed WINNT to WINNT.OLD and ran that for a while with no issues. Then I moved WINNT.OLD to a second drive (so far so good!), then I finally just removed it to free up a couple gigs of space. It took me about a month to get through all that - I am such a chicken sometimes.

I don't know about your situation, but the WINNT stuff was still in my boot.ini file after the upgrade and offered to me at startup, and I never chose it, so I finally just removed it from my boot.ini and now WINNT is totally RIP.

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 10:12 AM

Have a look here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/242258
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