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Cleaning up files after upgrading to Win95

Posted on 1999-07-25
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Last Modified: 2013-12-28
My question doesn't deal with any problems but I'm just trying to clean-up useless file's on my hard drive's.
I have found a file called 'System.1st' 4,515,195 bytes located in the root directory of my drive C. It seems to contain information about my system and is dated around the time I did the Windows 98 upgrade. I have moved the file to a temp directory to see what would happen. So far I have not received any error messages. The file is marked as a read-only file for what ever reason. So is it save to removed it. I like to keep track of what goes into my drive C root dir that I feel doesn't belong there.
Question by:Robuz
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This is a known-good backup of your registry,created by Win98 when you first installed it.Your current active registry probably contains changes that wouldn't be reflected in System.1st,so it's useful only as a diagnostic tool - e.g. as a registry that is known to have once worked on this system.

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ID: 1675638
Robuz - looks like this question is followed by a duplicate of itself.You should delete the other.

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ID: 1675639
Thats basically what I figured and thats why I moved the file to a different location. I have enough useless files that I haven't found yet. Maybe when Windows 2000 is released I will do a clean install.

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