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Winston001
22-08-2010, 09:46 PM
Hi all, just cleaning up a slow pc with nearly a full hd. There are two Old PC files which date from earlier reinstalls about 4 years ago. One of the largest files in each is Windows. This appears to hold various files for the internet etc.

Can I delete these? 600MB and 1.9GB in size.

Snorkbox
22-08-2010, 09:51 PM
No at first sight. They are the operating system(s).

I would think you are talking about folders rather than files.

Snorkbox
22-08-2010, 09:55 PM
Also are we talking about one hard drive with two partitions?

SP8's
22-08-2010, 09:56 PM
+1 with Snorkbox .... need more info before deleting. They could be needed or old backup files.

Snorkbox
22-08-2010, 10:11 PM
Also has this PC been upgraded to Win7 and one file ( Folder ) Windows.old?

feersumendjinn
23-08-2010, 01:25 AM
Do a screen grab or photo, of the drive/partition area of concern, post it here for us.

Winston001
23-08-2010, 01:46 AM
OK - think I'll leave them be. Or drill down into each folder and delete individual files.

While you were reading my question, I deleted a Program folder figuring it was archival. Bad idea. MS Office disappeared. :drool

Reinstated and everyone was happy but I was the subject of some harsh glares for a few minutes. :p

pctek
23-08-2010, 08:28 AM
Hi all, just cleaning up a slow pc with nearly a full hd. .

You waited too long Winston..........how many years did you tell me you'd get round to dropping it over?

beeswax34
23-08-2010, 05:28 PM
OK - think I'll leave them be. Or drill down into each folder and delete individual files.

While you were reading my question, I deleted a Program folder figuring it was archival. Bad idea. MS Office disappeared. :drool

Reinstated and everyone was happy but I was the subject of some harsh glares for a few minutes. :p

If it ever says Office 11 or 12 then never delete them!