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The apps are not running! Please help me !

  1. #11


    C:\Windows.old is from previous system, programs have to be reinstalled in the new system to work.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    C:\Windows.old is from previous system, programs have to be reinstalled in the new system to work.
    Ok.. so I have to reinstall all of them to work ?
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Anime View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    C:\Windows.old is from previous system, programs have to be reinstalled in the new system to work.
    Ok.. so I have to reinstall all of them to work ?
    Yes and after you save all you need from that folder (pictures music data or what ever) you can delete it.
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  4. #14


    Ok, I'll try it and I'll come back.
    Thanks a lot!
    Last edited by Mr Anime; 03 May 2014 at 08:48.
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  5. #15


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    Mr Anime,

    Interesting. You usually only get the "Windows.old" folder after doing a refresh or repair install.
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Mr Anime,

    Interesting. You usually only get the "Windows.old" folder after doing a refresh or repair install.
    Could have been a leftover from upgrade from Win7.
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    True, but makes you wonder why the shortcuts were still included in the new installation when the programs were not. I suppose since they were custom shortcuts.
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  8. #18


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    Does Windows.old still exist? I read somewhere after a certain amount of time Win 8 will clean up the .old folder, or by running disk cleanup/system files will delete the .old folder.
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  9. #19


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    Hello Tim,

    If you have a Windows.old folder, you would have to select to delete it. Windows will not automatically delete it.

    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8
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