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Last response: in Storage
November 10, 2012 8:28:51 PM

i have a problem which is that i am finding i have no space on my laptop so i searched files to delete and found one called windows.old, this was taking up 164gb of space, what can i delete from this? i tried doing a clear up from this file and it said if i delete certain files windows might not run properly. I have a sony vaio model number VGN-FW21L?

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a b G Storage
November 10, 2012 8:39:16 PM

Did you upgrade your copy of Windows at some point? If you did, this directory contains your old Windows files. You should be able to delete it.
November 10, 2012 8:42:49 PM

was 2nd hand from friend at work?
a b G Storage
November 10, 2012 8:49:42 PM

Ask your friend. If Windows was upgraded, C:\WINDOWS.OLD will contain the old c:\windows directory structure.