Windows Vista to 7 question - windows.old

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    I installed Windows 7 Ultimate and saw that a copy of my old Vista files is saved and taking up 70 GB of space. The file is windows.old. I want to reclaim the space and don't need anything on the windows.old file. Can I just delete it?
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Sure. I've deleted it several times in tests.
     
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    aigle Registered Member

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    It,s saved as a backup during Win 7 install. Just delete it.
     
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    chris45 Registered Member

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    is there anything you need to do to get windows.old file on your reinstall because sometimes it works for me and sometimes it doesnt create a windows.old file after reinstall
     
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    aigle Registered Member

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    If you destroy your partitions( or may be even format), no such file. If you just reinstall over old installation, u get it.
     
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