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    Windows Duplicated when retoring settings

    I reset my settings on Windows 8.1 on my Dell Laptop. When rebooting it resulted in Windows being loaded twice. I now have two Windows folders (Windows and windows.old) . How do I remove the old version?

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    Hi Rui

    Thanks for the link advising how to remove windows.old, Much easier than I anticipated

    Howard

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    The windows.old folder contains the old OS. During an Upgrade install, this folder is created as a part of the Upgrade process. Once you have removed anything from this folder that you might need (data, etc.) then this rather large folder can be removed.

    For those that do not have a System Image of the old OS prior to the Upgrade, this windows.old folder can be used to restore the OS. It however is not a straight forward approach, and does appear somewhat complicated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardC View Post
    Hi Rui

    Thanks for the link advising how to remove windows.old, Much easier than I anticipated

    Howard
    Glad I could help, Howard .
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    Rui, I have learnt a lot from this Forum. Still new to Windows8

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