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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by harrylyme, Jan 14, 2011.

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  1. harrylyme

    harrylyme Thread Starter

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    after installing windows 7,there is a entry called windows old,this takes up allmost 8gig,is it to be retained or best to get rid and install afresh what you require
     
  2. harrylyme

    harrylyme Thread Starter

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    update for 8 gig read neary 18gig
     
  3. huggie54

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    Hiya what os was on before windows 7
     
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    The windows old folder are the files from the previous OS that have migrated over to Windows 7. You can delete it to make room, but you should backup the files first. Then use Disk Cleanup.
    1. Open Disk Cleanup by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Disk Cleanup, and then, in the list of results, click Disk Cleanup.
      If you're prompted to choose a drive, click the drive you just installed Windows on, and then click OK.
    2. In the Disk Cleanup dialog box, on the Disk Cleanup tab, click Clean up system files.
      If you're again prompted to choose a drive, click the drive you just installed Windows on, and then click OK.
    3. Select the Previous Windows installation(s) check box, and any other check boxes for the files you want to delete, and then click OK.
    4. In the message that appears, click Delete Files.
      -- Ryan
      Windows Outreach Team
     
  5. harrylyme

    harrylyme Thread Starter

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    thank you for your replys,i have moved from xp pro to 7 pro, is it me or does it take a bit of getting used to,
    i am useing windows livemail now that outlook is difunct would you say that this is the best option i am sure i will be back before i get up to speed with this new system,ps were would we be without this super forum(not a grovel just a statment of fact)cheers
     
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