By BeloTenia
Oct 5, 2004
  1. I just re-loaded Windows XP ...things are looking good, though I still have old files, programs etc., in windows explorer. I thought a clean re-install wiped everything?
    Id sooo love to get rid of this hairball of files. How can I get rid of all the old files?

    Please help...Im learning...but its a slow process. Hehehee

  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Welcome to TechSpot Forums

    If you reinstall the same version of Windows to the same partition, it just deletes the old Windows directory, not anything (not even the files that installed with Windows) from Program Files or Documents and Settings. You have to delete the files manually from those directories.
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Well if you just reinstalled Windows, I would just start over and format everything to get rid of the programs permanently. This will also get rid of any data you have on there that you might want to keep, so be sure to back anything up you want to hold onto.

    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
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