Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
Recommended Download



Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads, YOUR Largest Resource for Windows Vista related information.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so , join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Driver Scanner

windows.old folder...can it be deleted?

microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation setup






Speedup My PC
Reply
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-27-2007
=?Utf-8?B?TmlnaHR3aW5ncw==?=
 

Posts: n/a
windows.old folder...can it be deleted?
I just upgraded my XP home to Vista home premium doing a full install where
it makes the .old folder of the XP. Can this folder be deletad without
harming the Vista upgrade or does it need to be kept in order for Vista to
work?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-28-2007
=?Utf-8?B?V2F0ZXJfQm9p?=
 

Posts: n/a
RE: windows.old folder...can it be deleted?
I usually delete mine after Installing Vista from XP, It has no effect on the
PC what so ever, So I presume it is safe to Delete.


Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-28-2007
AJR
 

Posts: n/a
Re: windows.old folder...can it be deleted?
Windows.old is utilized in "returning" back to XP if you do not intend to
revert to XP you can delete the folder

"Nightwings" <Nightwings@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:30B7D9E6-83D6-4250-AD9C-F099D2EE3C18@microsoft.com...
>I just upgraded my XP home to Vista home premium doing a full install where
> it makes the .old folder of the XP. Can this folder be deletad without
> harming the Vista upgrade or does it need to be kept in order for Vista to
> work?



Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-28-2007
Dustin Harper
 

Posts: n/a
Re: windows.old folder...can it be deleted?
It can be deleted with no problems with Vista.

--
Dustin Harper
dharper@vistarip.com
http://www.vistarip.com

--
"Nightwings" <Nightwings@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:30B7D9E6-83D6-4250-AD9C-F099D2EE3C18@microsoft.com...
>I just upgraded my XP home to Vista home premium doing a full install where
> it makes the .old folder of the XP. Can this folder be deletad without
> harming the Vista upgrade or does it need to be kept in order for Vista to
> work?


Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-28-2007
Rock
 

Posts: n/a
Re: windows.old folder...can it be deleted?
"Nightwings" <Nightwings@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
>I just upgraded my XP home to Vista home premium doing a full install where
> it makes the .old folder of the XP. Can this folder be deletad without
> harming the Vista upgrade or does it need to be kept in order for Vista to
> work?


You can recover data from there, if needed. And it can be used to revert to
XP. If you have recovered whatever data you need, and have no intent on
going back to XP, then delete it.

--
Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]

Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
About deleted files =?Utf-8?B?U2VyYmFu?= microsoft.public.windows.vista.file management 5 03-01-2007 11:52
Deleted Documents Folder =?Utf-8?B?dGlwcGllMjAwMA==?= microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 2 03-01-2007 08:42
Posts being Deleted>? Gary Metastatic microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 28 02-28-2007 20:13
Old restores not being deleted =?Utf-8?B?TWF0dGhldw==?= microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 3 02-26-2007 00:23
When moving folders original folder is not deleted Extracampine microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 0 02-22-2007 15:50




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 16:50.




Driver Scanner - Free Scan Now

Vistaheads.com is part of the Heads Network. See also XPHeads.com , Win7Heads.com and Win8Heads.com.


Design by Vjacheslav Trushkin for phpBBStyles.com.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120