Upgraded from XP to Windows Vista Ultimate

Posted: 02-18-2007, 01:56 PM
I had to choose the custom option for the install. It saved my old files in a
folder called windows.old.

The PC is working fine (except I cannot restart or shutdown without using
the power button on my PC).

Can I safely delete this folder now? (windows.old)

Upgraded from XP to Windows Vista Ultimate


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KYHighlander
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Re: Upgraded from XP to Windows Vista Ultimate
Posted: 02-18-2007, 02:42 PM
There are some more options on the start menu to the right of the button
that looks like the power button, have you tried those? I only ask because
Vista is a bit different than XP, not trying to make you look bad.

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"Jimbo" <Jimbo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I had to choose the custom option for the install. It saved my old files in
>a
> folder called windows.old.
>
> The PC is working fine (except I cannot restart or shutdown without using
> the power button on my PC).
>
> Can I safely delete this folder now? (windows.old)

Rick Rogers
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Re: Upgraded from XP to Windows Vista Ultimate
Posted: 02-18-2007, 03:59 PM
Hi,

If there's nothing in it you want, then yes it is safe to delete.

As to the shutdown issue, there is more than likely a device driver that is
causing the issue. It's not terminating properly. I would check with
component manufacturers for possible updates (not Windows Update, but the
maker of the hardware).

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
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Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Jimbo" <Jimbo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:87BE5080-73AC-41A0-9311-CCBF0EB380E0@microsoft.com...
>I had to choose the custom option for the install. It saved my old files in
>a
> folder called windows.old.
>
> The PC is working fine (except I cannot restart or shutdown without using
> the power button on my PC).
>
> Can I safely delete this folder now? (windows.old)
Jimbo
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Re: Upgraded from XP to Windows Vista Ultimate
Posted: 02-18-2007, 04:40 PM
Yes I have tried the other options as well. Thanks.

"KYHighlander" wrote:
> There are some more options on the start menu to the right of the button
> that looks like the power button, have you tried those? I only ask because
> Vista is a bit different than XP, not trying to make you look bad.
>
> --
> KY
> www.posernation.com
>
>
> "Jimbo" <Jimbo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:87BE5080-73AC-41A0-9311-CCBF0EB380E0@microsoft.com...
> >I had to choose the custom option for the install. It saved my old files in
> >a
> > folder called windows.old.
> >
> > The PC is working fine (except I cannot restart or shutdown without using
> > the power button on my PC).
> >
> > Can I safely delete this folder now? (windows.old)
>
>
>
neverforget
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RE: Upgraded from XP to Windows Vista Ultimate
Posted: 02-19-2007, 02:09 AM
The recommended way to delete Windows.old to me by Microsoft was to re-start
and go into Windows Safe Mode with Networking, then delete the folder, then
restart.

"Jimbo" wrote:
> Can I safely delete this folder now? (windows.old)
 
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