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My windows 7 install from upgrade media left a Windows.old folder

My windows 7 install from upgrade media left a Windows.old folder

I installed Win7 by starting install from Vista OS and thought I would get the option to reformat C drive.

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Guest [Entry]

"The Windows.Old folder is there so that you have your old stuff (and I think it might even let you revert to Vista, but I'm not sure about that).

Since you wanted to reformat your disk, you probably got a backup. Because you want to install a lot of tools, it would probably be best if you DO reformat your drive (after re-backing up whatever you've changed in the mean time). To do this, you need to boot from the DVD."
Guest [Entry]

That's by design. And it will be there when you do a clean install, without formatting the disk. Pick the files you want out of there and then delete Windows.old.