1.    23 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 51
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    About Windows.old


    I was running Windows 7 on this pc.

    I downloaded Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool (32 bit).

    Now I have a Windows.old file that is 12.1 Gb in size.

    What is contained in that Windows.old folder ..... the old Windows 7 (didn't think it was that large)?

    Should I get rid of it and reclaim the 12.1 Gb? Wise thing to do or foolish?

    Thanks!!
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  2.    23 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    If you don't want to go back to Win7 you can get rid of the windows.old and here's how: Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    23 Aug 2015 #3
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    After i felt all was ok on the two computers i installed Win10 on, i removed the old win7 files. It give me more space on my HD.
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  4.    23 Aug 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    If you don't want to go back to Win7 you can get rid of the windows.old and here's how: Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    thanks bunny wabbit!!!!!
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  5.    23 Aug 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalcurisity View Post
    After i felt all was ok on the two computers i installed Win10 on, i removed the old win7 files. It give me more space on my HD.
    Yeah, it's been stable so far.......... think I'll do it too.
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  6.    23 Aug 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by ventanasguy View Post
    Yeah, it's been stable so far.......... think I'll do it too.
    I have it on two systems one had Win7Pro the other upgraded from Win7Pro to Win8 then 8.1,both had Win10 installed from Microsoft web site,never backed up anything. All programs still on systems also all file.
    I do have two backup computers with Win7Pro and have a bunch of external HDs for my files just in case.
    Since both updated systems are doing well,i thought lets get rid of the old Win7 files.
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  7.    23 Aug 2015 #7
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    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by ventanasguy View Post
    thanks bunny wabbit!!!!!
    You're welcome.
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