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Is It Safe To Remove These Files?


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#1 Sharpes

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 05:54 PM

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 06:25 PM

Your Windows XP was installed as an upgrade to a previous operating system -- perhaps Windows ME or Windows 2000. Those backup files would allow you to revert to the previous operating system if you should ever wish to do so.

So -- is it safe to delete those files? Yes. Your XP installation is not using them. Is it wise to do this? Again yes, if you could use the space and you are sure you never want to go back to the older version of Windows.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 06:32 PM

Your Windows XP was installed as an upgrade to a previous operating system -- perhaps Windows ME or Windows 2000. Those backup files would allow you to revert to the previous operating system if you should ever wish to do so.

So -- is it safe to delete those files? Yes. Your XP installation is not using them. Is it wise to do this? Again yes, if you could use the space and you are sure you never want to go back to the older version of Windows.


It was Windows 98se and thanks. I never intend to revert back.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 09:44 AM

Make sure that you still have the copy of Win98SE on disk. If you have to reinstall XP it will probably ask for "qualifying media" for the upgrade (which is the Win98SE CD).
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