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Empty Windows.old folder - OK to delete?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 x64

    Empty Windows.old folder - OK to delete?


    Hi,

    I recently installed an OEM Windows 8.1 as a dual-boot with Windows 7 from an installation DVD using this guide:

    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

    Everything is working perfectly, no problems at all. However, I noticed a Windows.old folder that appears to be empty. Is this just part of the setup? Can I safely delete it from within Explorer, without any adverse effects on the installation?

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    Thanks,
    Golden

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yep, it's safe to delete.

    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 231
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Done - thanks Shawn.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    De nada.
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Empty Windows.old folder - OK to delete?
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