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Deleting "Windows.old" after successful Windows 8 instal over WinXP


darrellt

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Have loaded Windows 8 over Windows XP on a little net book computer. Can the folder "Windows.old" be deleted to free up disc space? Or is it necessary in the operation of the new Windows 8 operating system?

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rdave13

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Make sure you don't need any docs, photos, music etc. from the old folder first then run Disk Cleanup twice to remove it when ready. More info here.

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darrellt

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Many Thanks for that ... darrellt

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rdave13

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Thanks for feedback.

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