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XP to Windows 7 upgrade

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#1 Chuck_Knull


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Posted 03 December 2009 - 01:47 PM

Hi I haven't been around for a while but can sure use some guidance now. I made the jump to Windows 7 Home Premium, upgrade edition. I have several items to clear up but I better take it one at a time.

First - I had read that you couldn't upgrade from XP to Win7. So I was careful to click on the Custom option expecting to do a clean install. I can't recall the exact sequence of events but I now have an aparently nicely working Win 7 and a folder on my C: drive called Windows.old which has a bit over 20 Gig of files. Can I just delete Windows.old or have I actualy screwed things up badly enough to need to restore XP and then try again for a clean install of Win7?
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#2 Romeo29


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Posted 04 December 2009 - 03:27 AM

Windows 7 (as well as Windows Vista) creates a folder Windows.old which contains the the "Windows", "Program Files" and "Documents and Settings" folders from the previous version of Windows that you had installed previously.

This is created as a backup of your documents and program settings. You can also use this folder to restore previous version of Windows. You can go through this folder and dig out some of your important files, documents, settings etc. When done you can safely delete this folder.

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