Should I remove previous windows installations?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Jenilyn, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. Jenilyn

    Jenilyn Guest

    Maybe a dumb question, but I'm nervous about removing XP now that I have
    Vista up and running.

    Are there any dangers in removing it? I've already backed up my system but
    Vista is running so well, I hate to fix something that isn't broken.

    (previous installation takes up about 63Gig of space!)

    Jenilyn, Feb 25, 2007
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  2. Hello,

    No, you don't need to be nervous in deleting the Windows.Old folder once you
    have Vista installed and working. But, Windows.old shouldn't be 63 gigs
    unless, you downloaded a lot of updates and modifications to Windows XP.

    Please comment about my performance about helping and/or resolving your
    issue to Brian
    Boston by emailing . If you could please nominate me
    for Windows Vista MVP it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

    Jonathan Yaniv
    Windows Live Butterfly Expert
    Jonathan Yaniv, Feb 25, 2007
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  3. Jenilyn

    Jenilyn Guest

    Thank you Jonathan. I went ahead and deleted it through disk cleanup. (I
    hope that was an adequate way of doing it.) My harddrive feels much better
    now. :)

    I had XP Media Center with all the I think it was huge.

    I have noticed two problems that I forgot about, so I'll have to check the
    boards to see if I'm the only person experiencing them....

    -Digital Media slots aren't "working". No light or accessing going on when
    a card is inserted. They worked in XP.

    -Outlook seems to hiccup a lot. I have a lot of mail (yes, I need to clean
    it up) but I get a "Not Responding" a lot.

    Jenilyn, Feb 25, 2007
  4. No problem, Disk Cleanup is the safest way to remove this folder.


    Have a nice day,

    Jonathan Yaniv
    Microsoft Windows Liveâ„¢ Butterfly Expert

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    Jonathan Yaniv, Feb 25, 2007
  5. Jenilyn

    Rock Guest


    For the Outlook issues, I suggest you post to one of the Outlook newsgroups.
    They are OS independent.
    Rock, Feb 25, 2007
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