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Old 02-08-2017, 04:26 AM
wufta
 
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Originally Posted by Poop
There was a pretty substantial upgrade to Windows 10 this week.

Anyone know if the Windows.old folder left in the C drive afterwards is safe to delete? There's close to 20 gigs of shite in there.
It deletes itself after 1 month.

It contains the old OS files in case you want to revert back from 10 to 8/7/Vista

However it can also contain files that may not have been transferred across properly so might be worth having a look through.

I wouldn't delete it myself as it's not a normal folder and you will probably leave permanent footprints. Let windows do it for you after a month- it will properly get rid of it and gives you the time to see if your upgrade worked.
 
Old 02-08-2017, 06:51 AM
lindelof
 
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Originally Posted by wufta
It deletes itself after 1 month.

It contains the old OS files in case you want to revert back from 10 to 8/7/Vista

However it can also contain files that may not have been transferred across properly so might be worth having a look through.

I wouldn't delete it myself as it's not a normal folder and you will probably leave permanent footprints. Let windows do it for you after a month- it will properly get rid of it and gives you the time to see if your upgrade worked.


Beat me to it. This.


Except I would delete it if you have no intention of restoring.


Safe way to delete is:


Click Start then type Cleanup


Select Disk Cleanup


Tick the box that says Previous Windows installation(s)


Click ok.
 
Old 20-09-2017, 09:15 AM
Fat Al
 
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Just an FYI - this is still working.

Just did an upgrade of a Win 7 virtual machine with a cracked licence key on it & the upgrade to Win 10 went perfectly.
 
Old 13-12-2017, 11:00 AM
Fat Al
 
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For anyone that still needs a free upgrade, it is still working. Iím doing an upgrade now at work.

However, on the 31st Dec, MS will be ending the last of their official free upgrade paths ( the Ďassistive technologiesí exception ).

This might mean this method will be ended too.
 
Old 13-12-2017, 11:20 AM
Poop
 
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Must say, its the most stable os I've ever used. Honestly don't recall it ever freezing, blue screens, error messages, etc.

When I think back to the days of Windows Millenium and the likes
 
Old 13-12-2017, 11:22 AM
windy waffles
 
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Only ever had it bluescreen once but that was when I put ESET on my laptop. Used to bluescreen once a day, uninstalled and not done it since.
 
Old 13-12-2017, 11:45 AM
waynes ear's
 
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windows 10 is ace. and when you stop all telemetry background shite and cortana, its even better

 
Old 13-12-2017, 11:50 AM
silv
 
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windows 10 is ace. and when you stop all telemetry background shite and cortana, its even better

I love cortana
 
Old 13-12-2017, 12:17 PM
waynes ear's
 
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each to their own.

to me its just another windows resource hog, therefore, it gets binned
 
Old 04-01-2018, 12:12 PM
Chorlton74
 
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apparently its open til may now. wont let me jump from 7 to 10 at all.

am i just best throwing this f***er in the bin?
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