1.    07 Aug 2015 #1
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    Windows 7 folder on desktop


    I have read elsewhere that installing Windows 10 top of Windows 7 results in a windows.old folder, which does seem to exist on my computer.

    Instead, I have, on the desktop, a folder, Windows 7, which seems to contain many of the files, etc., perhaps all such data, that were in Windows 7, such as all of the folders under Documents. I just looked at Documents in the Windows 7 folder, which even shows a file that I put into Documents in Windows 10 on 3August2015. In fact, looking at the folder,it looks just like what I see when I use the Windows 10 File Explorer from the icon on the task bar.

    I am loath to delete the Windows 7 folder, as I don't know what would happen if I did so; I await information about this from anyone who has the information pertaining to that folder.
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  2.    07 Aug 2015 #2
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    If you can post a screen shot of your drive containing your OS so we can see what's on there that might help. But here is a tutorial on how to deleted Windows.old.. Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    When I did my upgrade from Win8.1 to 10 I deleted the windows.old and I didn't have any issues.
    HTH
    Jeff
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  3.    07 Aug 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    If you can post a screen shot of your drive containing your OS so we can see what's on there that might help. But here is a tutorial on how to deleted Windows.old.. Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    When I did my upgrade from Win8.1 to 10 I deleted the windows.old and I didn't have any issues.
    HTH
    Jeff
    Sorry, I don't know what you mean by a screen shot of the drive; I can do that, once I know what you are looking for. That is, what should I bring up to take the shot?.

    I did find and delete Windows.old, which a search did not find, by looking in a list of all the files in C:\; thanks for the link to the tutorial, which saved me from searching for it. That did not, as I expected it would not, remove the Windows folder.
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  4.    13 Aug 2015 #4
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    Original poster has not returned, so does anyone else have any help for me with this oddity?
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  5.    25 Aug 2015 #5
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    An excellent telephone convesation with a MS Support agent determined that the folders on both computers can be safely removed. After doing so on my machine, I rebooted, just to check; that went properly, with no new Wndows 7 folder created.

    Why this happened shall never be known, but at least this has been cleared up.
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