Installing Keeping Windows.old have same effect as clean install?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Shadow Rider, May 22, 2010.

  1. Shadow Rider

    Shadow Rider MDL Novice

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    The last time I installed Windows 7 I had left a Windows.old folder. I'm considering reinstalling Windows again, but I'm wondering whether using the option that keeps that folder would have the same effect performance wise as a clean install. Is there anything that's beneficial if I formatted the hard drive for that clean installation?
     
  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    A format and clean install is always better plus takes up less space.
     
  3. Whiznot

    Whiznot MDL Member

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    You have a clean install assuming you did not do an upgrade install. If you need space just delete windows.old.