What is 'Windows.old' contains after installing f


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Hi,

I am Kishore here. I was using Windows Vista till yesterday and last evening I have installed new OS 'Windows 7' in C drive.

Now in my C drive, I have 'Windows' folder and 'windows.old'. Here, I would like to know what is the 'windows.old' folder and can I remove that folder?

Please help me in this regard.

Thanks in Advance.

Best Regards,
Kishore
 
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Fire cat

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Hi and Welcome!

Basicly, the Windows.old folder contains the remains of Windows Vista. You can explore it and you can also delete it.

You can delete it manually or you can run the Windows Disk Cleanup,

Hope this helps,
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Nibiru2012

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Yes as FC stated, just go ahead and wipe from your hard drive.

Right click to send it the to Recycle Bin and then use CCleaner to permanently delete it and clean it out. Use the 1 wipe pass in the options on CCleaner, its a free program.

Then defrag your hard drive to tighten it all up again.
 
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It can serve as a good reminder of third party programs, which you may have forgotten you had installed on Vista. Sometimes these standalones can be copied and pasted ove (certainly not always!) Have a quick lok through it, particularly the "program Files" folder, first. You might also find it useful to copy and paste your contacts and favorites acrossto the user - username folders. Email is another consideration, but will require some knowhow if you have been using Windows Mail and intend to change to another host.
 

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