Win8 Pro upgraded from Win7 Ult - Can we delete these folders?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by kan3, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. kan3

    kan3 MDL Novice

    Sep 28, 2010
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    Hi,

    Upgrade my windows 7 ultimate to windows 8. My question is can we delete these 2 folders?


    $WINDOWS.~BT - 7.20 GB

    Windows.old - 15.5 GB



    Thank you.
     
  2. ashish96

    ashish96 MDL Novice

    Sep 21, 2010
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    Yes you can, without thinking twice :)
     
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  3. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

    Jul 24, 2009
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    Use the disk cleaning function of win8, they will decide what system files you can delete :
    Windows~BT = windows installation files
    windows.old = previous windows
     
  4. dailyinsanity

    dailyinsanity MDL Junior Member

    Aug 17, 2012
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    Yes you can. One is the installation files and the other is your backed up settings. Windows.old is all your files from Windows 7
     
  5. Winter

    Winter MDL Member

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    If I upgrade, do I have to install drivers once again?
     
  6. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    check to winold folder if there is something left over not being transfered to W8. Just in case. And then delete it
     
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  7. dailyinsanity

    dailyinsanity MDL Junior Member

    Aug 17, 2012
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    Not if you do an Upgrade. But if you do a install without settings, you would.