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Can "Old.Windows" Be Removed To The Recycle Bin

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    Windows 10

    Can "Old.Windows" Be Removed To The Recycle Bin


    My security and virus program used to take about 15 minutes or less to scan. I used Norton 360. Now it takes about an hour or more. I think it is because I performed some trouble shooting that resulted in Old windows being created and thus the scan process now takes longer. So can I removed Old windows and place it in the recycle bin without affecting my files?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello rjordan,

    Yes, you can safely delete the Windows.old folder if you like.

    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8
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    Posts : 25
    Windows 10


    Thanks; I removed it with no problem and marked the thread as solved.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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