c\Windows.old


  1. Posts : 7
    win7
       #1

    c\Windows.old


    Just converted over to Win10.

    Everything going very well.

    Looked at my disk capacity and it is showing that there is very little left.
    I started to look around and found a file that is 23gig big.

    C\Windows.old

    It was created on the same day I converted to win10.

    Is this file required?? Can I delete it if I am not going back to Win7?
    I need to fee up some disk space. That file seems like a large waste of disk space at the moment.

    Bob
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  2. Posts : 1,809
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       #2

    That folder holds files from your previous installation.
    If you made your own backup image before upgrading you won't need it.

    If you didn't make a backup image, you will need that file to rollback to the previous Windows installation that was on your PC.
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  3. Posts : 61,836
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #3

    Hello Bob, :)

    In addition to what Peter posted: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  4. Posts : 7
    win7
    Thread Starter
       #4

    If I am not planning to go back to Win7 I will not need the Windows.old file correct??

    Bob
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  5. Posts : 92
    Windows 10
       #5

    davet102 said:
    If I am not planning to go back to Win7 I will not need the Windows.old file correct??

    Bob
    Yes that is correct.
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  6. Posts : 61,836
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #6

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  7. Posts : 7
    win7
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Thanks.

    Are there any other files that can be moved or deleted from the Win10 upgrade?
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  8. Posts : 441
    Windows 10
       #8

    I hope you have your previous OS key.
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  9. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       #9

    I deleted it
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