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After Reinstall of Vista. Have a question?


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#1 JazzMahn

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 05:56 PM

I helped a friend who had a bad virus on a Dell Inspiron Laptop reinstall Windows. All went well and I understand a folder titled "Windows Old" was also included on the C Drive.

I have completely reset up the computer and it is running perfectly. Can I delete the "Windows Old" file now that the computer is set back up?

Let me know. Thanks for your input.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 07:55 PM

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/How-do-I-remove-the-Windows-old-folder

If you install Windows 7 by performing a custom installation and don't format the partition during the installation process, files that were used in your previous version of Windows are stored in the Windows.old folder. The type of files in this folder depends on your computer. After you’ve used Windows 7 for a while—for example, one or two weeks—and you’re confident that your files and settings are back to where you want them to be, you can safely reclaim disk space by using Disk Cleanup to delete the Windows.old folder.


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