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26-12-2019, 12:49   #31
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I tried this on Monday and it worked fine (Home Premium version). However, I did lose nearly 10Gb of disk space after the installation. Not sure why. I expected Win10 to be more lighweight that Win7.
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26-12-2019, 13:31   #32
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I tried this on Monday and it worked fine (Home Premium version). However, I did lose nearly 10Gb of disk space after the installation. Not sure why. I expected Win10 to be more lighweight that Win7.
The upgrade process saved a backup of your previous Windows 7 installation on your HDD. It should be in a folder called windows.old which you can delete once you are happy that you won't want to revert to your previous setup.
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The upgrade process saved a backup of your previous Windows 7 installation on your HDD. It should be in a folder called windows.old which you can delete once you are happy that you won't want to revert to your previous setup.
You need to use the windows cleanup tool and select system files to delete the massive windows old folder.
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You need to use the windows cleanup tool and select system files to delete the massive windows old folder.
Yep, that's probably the easiest way of doing it.
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The upgrade process saved a backup of your previous Windows 7 installation on your HDD. It should be in a folder called windows.old which you can delete once you are happy that you won't want to revert to your previous setup.
https://www.techspot.com/guides/1219...ws-old-folder/
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26-12-2019, 14:00   #36
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That link isn't working for me but here it is: techspot.com/guides/1219-delete-windows-old-folder

Very good run-through.
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26-12-2019, 14:11   #37
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You need to use the windows cleanup tool and select system files to delete the massive windows old folder.
Isn't the Windows cleanup tool obsolete now, as far as Windows 10 is concerned anyway?

I use Disk Clean-up, and go for the system files option to get rid of old versions and whatever else is taking up space.
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26-12-2019, 15:32   #38
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Thanks - relatively seamless upgrade from 8.1

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26-12-2019, 16:43   #39
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Thanks OP,Upgraded Today And Got windows 10 PRO
Seems to be working great now,
lost all my files and bookmarks initially,but with a bit of
googling I realised I had to sign in as an adminininistrator.
All good now,
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That link isn't working for me but here it is: techspot.com/guides/1219-delete-windows-old-folder

Very good run-through.
https://www.techspot.com/guides/1219...ws-old-folder/
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26-12-2019, 22:07   #41
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Isn't the Windows cleanup tool obsolete now, as far as Windows 10 is concerned anyway?

I use Disk Clean-up, and go for the system files option to get rid of old versions and whatever else is taking up space.
That's what I meant.... But I think you know that...
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The upgrade process saved a backup of your previous Windows 7 installation on your HDD. It should be in a folder called windows.old which you can delete once you are happy that you won't want to revert to your previous setup.
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You need to use the windows cleanup tool and select system files to delete the massive windows old folder.
Thanks. I'll check that out.
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I use an old pc with windows 7 and no product key, what can I do? should I get rid and buy a laptop?
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I use an old pc with windows 7 and no product key, what can I do? should I get rid and buy a laptop?

https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/

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Have win 7 on laptop and PC (at home) will never change, hate win 10
Used to feel the same but picked up a new PC with a Solid Disk Drive and Win 10 installed this year, having previously installed 10 on my old PC. The main problem was it was so slow on a Hard Disk that it was unusable but a SSD made all the difference. Now I'm flying on it. Wouldn't go back to 7.
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