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I did a re-install, now can I delete this file?


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#1 nbtseven

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 09:55 AM

Okay, I did a re-install from the disk on my computer yesterday. Some background on it is my computer was not recognizing my printer, ipod, nothing. It was acting really weird and such even after trying to uninstall and everything of those programs and hardware. So, I did a re-install, my computer is recognizing my printer, ipod, and stuff well as of yesterday it was I have not checked today. :huh:

So, the thing is my computer made a file windows.old can I delete this file without causing any problems to my computer?

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 10:52 AM

Whether to delete the backup or not is up to you. If you don't intend to copy any of the files over to the new OS then remove the backup.
You can use disk cleanup for that. If you need instructions for using disk cleanup to remove the old files, they are in the link below.
http://www.kodyaz.com/articles/delete-wind...ld-removal.aspx
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 11:18 AM

Thank you. I deleted it. I was not sure which program or file was causing the problems in the first place. Thank you so much.




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