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#1 Allen

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

Hello Yesterday I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8 and it brought the file windows.old its taking up 21.8 gb and my hdd is small (intotal its a 233 gb hdd) Is it safe to delete this file so I can recover the space or am I just asking for murphy's law to happen?
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:18 PM

Windows.old is your entire Windows 7 operating system. If you have already migrated all your personal data and are sure you won't change your mind about Windows 8, you can delete it.

Otherwise, get your data from that directory and make sure you want to stay with Windows 8 before you delete. If you have a change of heart, you can revert to the Windows 7 installation, however once it's gone, it's gone.
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