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Cleaning UP After Windows 8 Pro Installation

  1. #1

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    windows 8 pro

    Cleaning UP After Windows 8 Pro Installation


    I am new to this forum, your advice is requested.

    Recently I just upgraded to Windows 8 Pro over my Windows 7 Pro on my really old machine 1.6G Centrino, the hard drive is only 40G, the overall installation went through without any problems.

    I found Windows 8 Pro provides better memory and disk management over the 7 and also I find Google Chrome works much faster. Overall I found the upgrade worthwhile.

    Because I have a small hard drive, I need to recover more disk space, My questions are:

    1. The old file Windows.Old, can I remove this file, it occupies about 2.9G
    2. After installation it also generates this file, $Windows.~BT, can this be removed without causing problems.

    Your advice please.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Welcome to EightForums

    You can delete the Windows.old.
    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8
    to clean up more
    Disk Cleanup - Open and Use - Windows 7 Forums
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  3. #3

    Welcome aboard, Ttan. First, open the windows.old folder to see if there's anything you need. You can then safely delete it. This was a difficult task with the Preview Edition, but I did it easily with the tutorial.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 9
    windows 8 pro


    Thanks for the response.

    After writing my thread I found a solution,

    I logged into desktop and and right hand click the C: drive and then clean hard drive using window 8 pro OS, the the 2 files I mentioned above were deleted. This method is safer.
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