I reinstalled Windows Vista on my laptop. Now, I need to delete a few directories (win7 and windows.old directories) to free more space for my hard drive. I tried everything but no go. Please help.

I reinstalled Windows Vista on my laptop.  Now, I need to delete a few directories (win7 and windows.old directories) to free more space for my hard drive.  I tried everything but no go.  Please help.
 

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Last updated March 25, 2018 Views 1,005 Applies to:
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933212

How to remove the Windows.old folder that is generated when you perform a custom installation of Windows Vista.



Missing Hard Drive Space:

By default, System Restore takes up to 15% of the total capacity of your Hard Drive.

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-AU/help/83ec0ffe-ee04-4d53-8b87-25d1f05c954e1033.mspx

“Optimise Windows Vista for better performance”

 

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-AU/Help/1264bc24-72a8-48aa-84e3-a355327139d91033.mspx

 

“Delete files using disk cleanup”

The More Options tab is available when you choose to clean files from all users on the computer. This tab includes two additional ways to free even more disk space:

Programs and Features: Uninstall unwanted Programs.

System restore and Shadow Copies: Delete all but the most recent Restore Point

http://www.vista4beginners.com/System-Restore-Space-Used

"Change the amount of space used by System Restore"

You may be interested in the above to save free disk space.

Also, right-click on the Recycle Bin > Properties > see how much drive space that is using.




Cheers.


Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner

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