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Cleanup after in-place upgrade/repair of Windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Had an issue that required an in-place repair of Windows 7 (Upgrade installation)

    Now there are folders hidden in the root of the C: drive called;

    $INPLACE.~TR

    $WINDOWS.~Q

    I assume that these contain information/data from the original installation, just in case, but is it ok to remove these folders from the system if it is confirmed the data within them is not needed?

    Is there any other cleanup tasks that need to be addressed after performing this type of repair?

    Thanks guys

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 4:25 AM

Answers

  • Hi!

    These folders are as you say, left overs from the upgrade and are safe to delete.

    Since they are system protected, the easiest way to get rid of theme is by running "Disk Cleanup".
    This will delete the folders from your drive and you will have about another gig free on the drive.

    Just make sure that "Files discarded by Windows" check-box is ticked.

    Other than that, you are good to go!

    Best regards
    Andreas Molin


    Andreas Molin | Site: www.guidestomicrosoft.com | Twitter: andreas_molin

    • Proposed as answer by EMMmmmmmm Monday, September 8, 2014 8:35 AM
    • Marked as answer by Kronical_420 Monday, September 8, 2014 10:34 AM
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 8:53 AM

All replies

  • Hi!

    These folders are as you say, left overs from the upgrade and are safe to delete.

    Since they are system protected, the easiest way to get rid of theme is by running "Disk Cleanup".
    This will delete the folders from your drive and you will have about another gig free on the drive.

    Just make sure that "Files discarded by Windows" check-box is ticked.

    Other than that, you are good to go!

    Best regards
    Andreas Molin


    Andreas Molin | Site: www.guidestomicrosoft.com | Twitter: andreas_molin

    • Proposed as answer by EMMmmmmmm Monday, September 8, 2014 8:35 AM
    • Marked as answer by Kronical_420 Monday, September 8, 2014 10:34 AM
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 8:53 AM
  • Thanks, this took care of the folders and actually improved system performance after removal.

    CCleaner is my tool of choice for disk cleanups and actually picked up the files as well and removed them without issue.

    Monday, September 8, 2014 10:35 AM
  • Glad to hear it helped!

    It has been ages since I used a third party software to clean my HDDs.
    Did it once and it deleted a little to much, making the system useless.

    So from that point I have only been using the built in diskcleaner. But then again, I reinstall my system twice every year :)


    Andreas Molin | Site: www.guidestomicrosoft.com | Twitter: andreas_molin

    Monday, September 8, 2014 11:37 AM