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Is there a way to Identify the OS on the H Drive?


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#1 Jove

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 11:50 AM

Apparently, there are 3 Local Disk segments on my Hard drive;

(G:)

(C:)

(F:)

 

I have been using this DELL Dimension 2350 for few years now and want to keep it running as a 2nd computer.

 

My problem is I am trying to get the un needed stuff out of the discs.

 

It seems that XP has been installed and reinstalled, . . .

 

Is there a way to find out what XP folders are being used so that I might delete others ?

 

I do not have an install disc.


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 06:04 PM

Windows sets the drive / partition with the active Windows installation as 'C:\' and labels the others as it sees fit. So, your active Windows installation is on the one labelled 'C'. If you have 'Windows_old' folders on your system these can be safely deleted once you have checked inside them to see if there is any stray data in the 'Users' folder.

 

On your 'C:\' drive you should have at a mininum a Program files, and possibly a Program files (x86), folder, a User Folder and a Windows folder. These are the ones that hold your applications, your OS and your data (if you use default storage locations). You need these ones to make your system work. Other similar folders on other drives and partitions are remnants of other installs. Check any other User folders for old data you still want and move it to wherever you currently store your data. Then these folders can be deleted if you wish.

 

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 05:22 PM

Thanks , let me study this and I'll get back with results.


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