How do you delete windows.old file from Windows 7?

AZJoe

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I tried out the Windows 7 RC version, however there is a file (Windows.old) on my hardrve with 109 GB of info on it, I gave up trying to save any of it for use in Windows 7, but want to remove it. I checked the directions for removal, it saysDisk Cleanup can be used for windows.old delete task. But it doesnt do anything. Any help??? Thx
 

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I cut and pasted my important stuff (documents, music, favorites, history, desktop,videos) from the windows.old users folder to the new users folder, double checked I had what I needed, and then deleted the remaining contents of it no problem. After moving all my media and stuff from the windows old folder, there was about 27 gigs of stuff in it, all program files and junk. Unless you have tons of media on your old install that is sitting in the documents folder, it shouldnt be too big