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

  darrellt 05:54 13 Jan 2013
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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?

  rdave13 16:09 13 Jan 2013

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.

rdave13

  darrellt 00:02 15 Jan 2013

Many Thanks for that ... darrellt

  rdave13 00:10 15 Jan 2013

Thanks for feedback.

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