About Windows.old


  1. Posts : 51
    Windows 10
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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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    Windows 10 Home x64
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    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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    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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    Thread Starter
       #4

    BunnyJ said:
    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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    digitalcurisity said:
    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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    ventanasguy said:
    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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    ventanasguy said:
    thanks bunny wabbit!!!!! :)
    You're welcome.
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