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10-10-2005, 07:26 PM
Hi i have windows xp before i use to have windows nt but when i go in my
local disk (C:). There is two folders Windows and WINNT and the WINNT folder has lots of stuff in it. I was wondering if i can delete this folder cause know i use windows xp. Can anyone help me please.

10-10-2005, 07:47 PM
If you did an Upgrade, and it certainly looks as if you did, I myself would not delete it.
If you really need the space, what about doing a clean install.

10-10-2005, 07:51 PM
what do you mean doing a clean install and upgrade.

10-10-2005, 07:59 PM
Clean install probably means reformatting your HDD completely before installing XP. Upgrade means you install XP over your previous OS (I am guessing...).

Cheers :)

10-10-2005, 08:09 PM

10-10-2005, 08:11 PM
what is in the folders?

10-10-2005, 09:20 PM
Do you own a full copy of XP, or just an upgrade copy? If you only own an upgrade copy, you should look into borrowing a copy of XP pro off someone, wipe the hard drive & reinstall.

11-10-2005, 02:50 AM
Upgrade means you install XP over your previous OS (I am guessing...).

Cheers :)

Thats what I did.

what is in the folders?

The stuff thats in the WINNT folder are almost the same as WINDOWS like system32 lots of files in it.

And i have Windows Xp Proffesional Edition.

11-10-2005, 03:31 AM
Just delete it, then tell us what happens, we need a guinea pig!!

At a guess I would say XP installed itself into the Windows folder.

If the s__t hits the fan, you can always reinstall.

Make sure you have your data backed up first.

11-10-2005, 10:36 AM
I deleted the entire folder and retsarted my computer and nothing happened.
Thanks everyone for the help.