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Old 03-16-2008
Vistaman
 

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windows.old....is it needed?
Hi, I have just completed a clean reinstall with vista prem, everything seems
to work ok. I notice now that I have a folder called "windows.old" with all
my installed programs I'd installed before reinstall.
Questions are....do i really need this folder,does vista use it?
Can i copy and paste a program from there to save on downloading again or
would this cause problems?

thanks Vistaman
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Old 03-16-2008
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Re: windows.old....is it needed?


"Vistaman" <Vistaman@discussions.microsoft.com> schreef in bericht
news:9511DC4D-BE05-4E23-8034-9D9FFC921C3D@microsoft.com...
> Hi, I have just completed a clean reinstall with vista prem, everything
> seems
> to work ok. I notice now that I have a folder called "windows.old" with
> all
> my installed programs I'd installed before reinstall.
> Questions are....do i really need this folder,does vista use it?
> Can i copy and paste a program from there to save on downloading again or
> would this cause problems?
>
> thanks Vistaman



When you dont need the software thats included in "windows.old" you can
remove it, it is a sort of backup from an older version .

Succes GC

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Old 03-16-2008
philo
 

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Re: windows.old....is it needed?

"Vistaman" <Vistaman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9511DC4D-BE05-4E23-8034-9D9FFC921C3D@microsoft.com...
> Hi, I have just completed a clean reinstall with vista prem, everything
> seems
> to work ok. I notice now that I have a folder called "windows.old" with
> all
> my installed programs I'd installed before reinstall.
> Questions are....do i really need this folder,does vista use it?
> Can i copy and paste a program from there to save on downloading again or
> would this cause problems?
>
> thanks Vistaman



You will need the setup files to reinstall your software,
you cannot simply copy and paste an application due to the multiple registry
entries required


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