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So I had eval version 8400 on my new rig installed. My retail copy of W8pro showed up today so I installed it and see that while my setting etc are still here, my software like the Adobe Creative suite and Office 2010 are now in a folder called Windows.old on my C drive. I'm re-installing the software which isn't much of an issue, but did anyone else have to do this?

Do I just delete that folder when I'm done?
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Do I just delete that folder when I'm done?

You can remove Windows.old by running Disk Cleanup, it won't delete by manual means.
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Tried it, it only looks at and tries to clean 8mb of data. The Windows.old folder is 37GB in size.
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Tried it, it only looks at and tries to clean 8mb of data. The Windows.old folder is 37GB in size.

Did you scroll down and check mark "Clean Windows.old"? My disk cleanup removed the entire folder. There was also another method posted in one of the other Windows 8 threads. but I don't remember the steps.
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I had to hit the button that said clean up system files and then check the folders that it displayed. It wouldn't show the folders until the 'clean up system files' buttom was pressed. It's done now, thanks!
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Yeah, forgot that minor detail... lol

Glad you got it worked out! thumb.gif
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