I HAVE 23G.BITES OF HARD DRIVE TAKEN UP WITH "WINDOWS OLD" - (I had to reinstall windows), AND IVE TRIED TO DELETE THIS TO FREE UP THIS SPACE. HOWEVER IT TELLS ME I NEED PERMISSION. I HAVE TRIED OPERATING AS "ADMINISTER".- NO RESULT. CAN U HELP
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Re: Deleting "Windows old " inVista Home Basic
Hi, You cannot delete windows just like this.You will have to use windows xp cd.and after booting from cd you will have to format the disk and install xp again.one more thing you should not delete any windows xp system files to create space.
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Sound like you have two versions of the operating system out there. Not sure what your question is. If you want to remove the old version you should have done that while you were doing the installation. That would have been easy by just telling the system to do it for you.
Now you will probably need some type of partitioning software and i'm not sure if you just delete it if it will cause problems when you try to boot because windows knows it's out there.
If I were you, I would just reinstall windows and clean the disk of everything. It shows you what it finds out there as far as operating systems, so just delete them both, then do a quick NTFS format of the drive and reinstall windows.
thanks for mail me. for this u can go to my computer and then find out tools which is status bar in ur computer. then click tools> folder option> unchecked from hide files and forder/ show file extension/ and last is show operation system file.when asked yes/ no then click yes and apply. at this time u will get any file from ur pc. thnaks
two things, check your jumper setting, if it is an IDE hard driver. Second the computer usually won't recognize the Hard drive until it is formatted for the first time. Did the computer stop and say it could not find hard drive ? and you got F1 to continue, well if you did, just continue. Error 655D is a registry screw up, unplug your usb stuff if you can. remember your drivers aren't installed yet (usb requires drivers-once windows is reinstalling your get the drivers...good luck if you need any more help, just let us know
all your old files should be in windows.old so you should be able to rescue any pics and music, documents etc. i might add there is a standalone rescue cd you can make... do a google for vista rescue disk to find it. In your case i would suggest at this point to save all the files in the .old folder that you want to keep.... and reinstall vista ... use the complete format option but only after you back up the files.
If you take a hard drive for one computer to another the windows wil have to be reinstalled as windows looks at the hardware configuation and if it doesn not match, will not run. If the 20 gb hard is working , reinstall it then using backup software back it up to another hard drive.That will work. Personally I use" Acronis true home" software to change a hard drive but their are other wil also work. Some backup and transfer softwware even come with the replacment hard drives.
If this is a name brand system, you would need to use either the restore CD/DVD that came with the computer or the restore partition on the hard drive that can usually be accessed by hitting something like F12 (depends on your computer). It sounds like you already reinstalled so the restore partition is out of the question. If you don't have the restore CD/DVD, you may be able to order it from your computer manufacturer. Other than that, you will need the installation disks/files to restore everything.