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Installed WIN-7 after Vista..ok to delete these files?


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#1 jake21

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 02:13 PM

Previously had VISTA installed on my desktop computer. I installed Windows 7, and got a message that older files had been saved in a folder called windows.old...I do not need any of the files I previously had in Vista...is it safe to simply delete all the files in the WINDOWS OLD FOLDER?



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Posted 22 March 2018 - 02:20 PM

If I remember correctly, the Windows.old folder is in case you wanted to roll back to the previous OS. If you're certain you don't want to roll back, then yes, you should be fine deleting them or just wait 30 days.



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Posted 22 March 2018 - 04:20 PM

Any "Windows.old" file is a backup created when installing/upgrading Windows version.

 

As stated by Null_, if you don't want the backup, you can just delete the entire folder.

 

I myself would make a backup of the current install...before deleting any such backup.

 

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 06:57 PM

Thaks...I pretty much do not need any of the files I had from vista. If I have a problem, I can just install my Windows 7 again. Thanks for the great help....Null...and especially Hamlus...always a great hellp!!!






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