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#1 TxTrapper

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 08:02 PM

Windows 7 sp1 32-bit   Dell Optiplex desktop

 

I was unable to do the Windows 7 Upgrade, so I decided to do a complete re-install to solve the problems with Updates other issues.

 

I chose the "Advanced" option to install a fresh Windows Operating System as I have an external HD backup with Microsoft backups and a system image.  Suprisingly the backup I chose kept all my documents intact like the Upgrade does.  I now have a clean snappy operating system and I intend to keep it that way, any suggestions on how to manage that will be appreciated.

 

The reason for this post is the back up kept all my old files and named them as such C:\Windows.old\Documents and Settings.  I would like to remove all the .old files without damaging my new install?  Here is a pic describing the issue.  I discovered them in a search in Windows Explorer, there are a lot of them.

 

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Tx

 

 

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 09:53 PM

Hi TxTrapper :)

The best way to remove the Windows.old folder is to use the Windows Disk Cleanup Tool to manage System Files, and delete previous installation of Windows. A tutorial on how to proceed can be found at the link below.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows7/how-do-i-remove-the-windows-old-folder

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