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barbareska revovery disk
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Hi Anthony - at least I hope you read it !
I had to install windows new - with the recovery disk and now I have 2 versions of windows 7 - one windows old - one windows old.000 - and one I work with; what should I do now ?
thanks and kind regards,
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Anthony Wells RE: revovery disk
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Hi barbareska ,

Hope you are keeping well :))

Are you still using PSI ??

You have posted this thread in the CSI section of the forum ; CSI is Secunia's commercial/business product and so you will have less PSI readers/helpers .

The "Forum" column to the left of this page shows a list of threads you can use . As your "problem" is not a specific PSI problem (nor a CSI problem for that matter) - you are talking about Windows 7 - you could create your thread in , for example , the "Programs" or the "Open Discussions" section of the Forum . You select the forum section at the top , above the subject , of the thread you create .

As to your question , I do not use Windosw 7 , and do not know much about using Recovery discs ; but my understanding is that the "Old" version is a copy , that is made automatically for you , of what you had on your computer BEFORE you restored back to the "original" disc version .

You can look inside it and see if the "Old" version has things you have added/installed , before you restored , which you may want to keep/add to your "New/restored" version . If there is nothing you want , after a while , if your new version is all you want , you could choose to delete the "old" version .

I think that the "Old.000" is a file of "corrections/repairs" made to your "Old" version when you were using it - so it is not likely to be of any use to you .

I hope you understand all I have said ; ask if anything is not clear .

Please wait until someone who knows about Windows 7 posts here and can confirm or correct what I have said BEFORE you do anything with the "OLD" folder/files .

Anthony

Note : If PSI detects "insecure" versions of programmes in "Old" , let us know !

PS:hopefully someone from Secunia will move this thread to a more appropriate forum section for us :)

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barbareska RE: revovery disk
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Hi Anthony,
Im glad I found you again - Ill study your answer an then I write to you again -
To your question - I feel fine, thanks !

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barbareska RE: revovery disk
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Hi Anthony,
there was no answer inspite of yours - but the scanning gave no alarms till now and so I think, that I let it how it is and dont change anything,

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Anthony Wells RE: revovery disk
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Hi Barbareska ,

Someone may still comment ; but I'm reasonably sure what I said is correct .

If the folder causes scan problems or takes up too much space on your hard drive come back here .

Otherwise like you said , no problem , leave things as they are - "alles gut" ; as we say "if it ain't broke , don't fix it " :))

Take care
Anthony

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barbareska RE: revovery disk
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Hi Anthony,
thanks for your email - I learned at least that leave is the correct word and not "let" !
The 3 window versions take much place on my hard drive - 7,9 GB (windows), 10,2 GB (windows old) and 7,74 GB (windows old.000) - Ill try to give you a better view of the situation tomorrow -
till then ! from Austria !

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Anthony Wells RE: revovery disk
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Hello Barbareska from Austria !!

After further checking I "think" "old" and "old.000" refer to two separate times you have installed Windows 7 using the Recovery Disk ; or if say you upgraded , one time , from Vista .

No problem , if you are sure they do not contain any files you may need , the Windows 7 Forums seem to be agreed that they can go/be deleted . These Forums will also be useful for other specific Windows 7 problems , if you get more .

Here is what seems to be a straightforward method of getting rid of them ; of course it is in English so more "Homework" for you :-

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19151-windows...

Let me know if you need more help .

Anthony .

PS : you can "let" things be or you can "leave" them alone :))

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barbareska RE: revovery disk
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Hi Anthony,
first thank you for the address - Ive registered and try to solve my W7 problem there - as soon as I know more Ill send you a message - at least we have a sunny day after two weeks grey and cold weather !

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barbareska windows old delete
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I`ll try to send you the information that I got from "SevenForums.com" - I tryed hard but now Ive to stop in order to keep my head (=calm) - Ive just seen that I cannot enclose those datas "how to delete windows.old folder, its a pity,
I Hope you have a nice day - we celebrate "Whitsuntide" - 2 days long - how is this in your country?
Dont bother about my problems - I leave them like ther are - I wont harm about it - if you have some time some spare time, perhaps youll find a way to solve it !
regards from a sunny Austria !


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barbareska RE: revovery disk
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on 23rd May, 2010 14:37, barbareska wrote:
I`ll try to send you the information that I got from "SevenForums.com" - I tried hard but now Ive to stop now in order to keep my head (=calm) - Ive just seen that I cannot enclose those datas "how to delete windows.old folder, its a pity,
I hope you have a nice day - we celebrate "Whitsuntide" - 2 days long - how is this in your country?
Dont bother about my problems - I leave them like they are - I wont harm about it - if you have some time some spare time, perhaps youll find a way to solve it !
regards from a sunny Austria !



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Maurice Joyce RE: revovery disk
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The solution in German is here:

German version here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows7/How-do...

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barbareska RE: revovery disk
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Hi Maurice,
today Im really desparate - it wont work, whatever I do - now I make a pause - I dont have a clear thought anymore, perhaps tomorrow it will work,
but thanks very much !

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gjjean RE: revovery disk
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@ Barbareska

Regarding your OLD windows you can trash them by employing
The way recommended by MS @

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933212

Hope that help.


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barbareska RE: revovery disk
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Hi Maurice,
today everything went better - I had a clear head - and succeded by using the internet-site you gave me !
thanks and have a nice afternoon !

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Maurice Joyce RE: revovery disk
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Am I to understand that both versions of .old have now been removed?

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Anthony Wells RE: revovery disk
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Hi Barbareska ,

Glad to see that Maurice Joyce's link in "German" did the trick : should be a good website/reference if you encounter other troubles/problems .

It was the long weekend in the United Kingdom as "Whitsuntide" and the same here in France as "Pentecost" ; this was France's fourth/fifth "holiday" for the month of May - plus the main event - my Birthday :))

Take care
Anthony

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barbareska RE: revovery disk
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Hi Maurice,
I had three versions of windows 7(32) on my hard disk - what I did was:
1) I copied the windows old.ooo into the windows old and
2) in the system controll I erased the former windows installation - actually the later w. installations, that originated because I installed windows after the beginning two times,
I hope my English was clear enough !

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Maurice Joyce RE: revovery disk
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Looks good to me. U should be OK now.

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barbareska RE: revovery disk
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Hi Anthony,
thanks for your email - yes this link in German did the trick - as you say.
Please help me - I dont understand - what means "Pentecost" - or is this the french term for "Whitsuntide" and why 45th "holiday" for the month of May,
what I do understand is that you celebrated your birthday - I wish you the best ! Vive la France !

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