1.    21 Aug 2015 #1
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    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.    21 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)

    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.    21 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello Bob,

    In addition to what Peter posted: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  4.    21 Aug 2015 #4
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    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.    21 Aug 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by davet102 View Post
    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.    21 Aug 2015 #6
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

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  7.    21 Aug 2015 #7
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks.

    Are there any other files that can be moved or deleted from the Win10 upgrade?
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  8.    21 Aug 2015 #8
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    Windows 10

    I hope you have your previous OS key.
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  9.    21 Aug 2015 #9
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    I deleted it
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