windows.old folder safe to delete?

  QinesiQ 20:47 30 Mar 2007


is the windows.old folder safe to delete/move to a different hd after installing vista?

I seem to remember someone saying it was but i just wanted to check.

i've backed up, backed up and then backed up some more so i was just wanting to create space.

oh, and is there any special way i should delete it or can i just either delete or move whole folder to a spare hdd (& thereby deleting in the process)?


  anskyber 23:12 30 Mar 2007

I have read that the answer is yes. I do not have a storage problem so I have left mine. Are you really so short of storage?

  Forum Editor 00:58 31 Mar 2007

once you have made sure that your Vista installation is running smoothly, that your installed software is OK, and that your hardware devices are all working.

  QinesiQ 12:53 31 Mar 2007

Hi anskyber & FE and thank you for your quick answers. The upgrade seems to be working very well so far apart from my wifi connection keeps dropping out – a problem which I’ll search for answers here.
I am actually not that short on space I just thought that every little would help but considering that the family lappy is only used as a glorified type-writer and surfing and I have minimal stuff installed on its 100gb hd then I most likely don’t need to remove it.
I’ll leave it alone for now – if it ain’t broke…

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