I just installed a new motherboard/CPU and reinstalled Win 7 (64-bit Ultimate). I now find I have a Windows.old folder on my C drive. Also when I boot up I am given a choice of which Windows 7 operating system I want to open which of course only one works.
I have two questions. What do I do with the Window.old folder; I do not want it so can I safely delete it? Secondly, on the operating system selection that appears at boot how can I get rid of the Windows 7 that will not boot? I am guessing it is associated with the Windows.old that I have on my computer.
Yes, it can be deleted.
It is from doing an install over an existing windows installation and contains your previous installation. If there are any files you need then copy them out, else it can be deleted.
No I didn't do a clean install, i.e. didn't reformat, repartition, etc - the HD already Win7 Ultimate installed on it from the previous MB/CPU configuration. Would this be the reason why I have two Win7 OS choices at boot?