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Hi All

been helping a friend with their laptop and they had reinstalled Vista. Now they have a Windows.old folder on the C: drive which contains stuff they no longer need.

So is it safe to just delete this folder?

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Yes.

When Vista or Windows 7 detects a previous install of Windows it places the files from the previous version in the windows.old folder. Should you need any files or folders from that previous version, they are easily accessible. All the folder structure is maintained. There are also some enterprise tools that can be used to migrate the settings to the new installation. If none of those files are needed, the entire windows.old folder can simply be deleted to recover the disk space.
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Hi There

Thanks for that. I just wanted to confirm.

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