1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 51
    Windows 10
       23 Aug 2015 #1

    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. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       23 Aug 2015 #2

    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. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 99
    Windows8.1
       23 Aug 2015 #3

    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. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 51
    Windows 10
       23 Aug 2015 #4

    BunnyJ said: 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. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 51
    Windows 10
       23 Aug 2015 #5

    digitalcurisity said: 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. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 99
    Windows8.1
       23 Aug 2015 #6

    ventanasguy said: 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. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       23 Aug 2015 #7

    ventanasguy said: View Post
    thanks bunny wabbit!!!!!
    You're welcome.
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