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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
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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well:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/142545

anyhow: please post the contents of boot.ini
and the value of WINDIR environment variable
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by:MorFF
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boot.ini (from MSCONFIG points at windows.000 and
Windir=c:/Windows.000
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 1000 total points
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means:
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.

CHeers
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