windows.000 directorie(s) - delete?

Posted on 2007-09-28
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi there,

I'm on Win XP Pro.
Is it safe to delete directories on the root of my HD that are called 'windows.000', 'windows.000.000', 'windows~000'.

I've read these are upgrade backups when coming from win98.
Well I've devided to stay on XP, so if that's all they are, can they go?

Thanks, MorFF
Question by:MorFF
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    by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]

    anyhow: please post the contents of boot.ini
    and the value of WINDIR environment variable
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    boot.ini (from MSCONFIG points at windows.000 and
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    delete windows.000, and you killed you windows installation, and will have to go through a re-installation :)

    >'windows.000.000', 'windows~000'.
    those can be safely deleted, as in boot.ini, there is no reference to those.


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