Thanks, Jimbo............yes, I have a backup image but I like Windows 7 enough to make the purchase when it's released. Meanwhile, I'll delete the Windows.old folder.There really isn't any point at all in that folder -- maybe if you had somedata in a TEMP folder it might make sense as you could recover it. Also if there are any programs where the .EXE file works without having to re-install the program you can copy these.
Otherwise the file is just a waste of space --delete it.
You'll probably have to re-install VISTA after the beta expires unless the W7 final is released before windows expiry.
You did make a backup image first ??
Thanks......Now I know I can safely delete it. I have a backup image and also the original Vista disk if needed.this is simply where windows puts all the old files from your previous instalation, no you cant go back that folder, so you will have to re-install vista ( or a subsequent version of windows 7 )
Well, either we will be disappointed or you will be. It's actually the first time, for me, a beta was stable enough I considered using it for months. Vista didn't have adequate drivers when it was on the market. Personally, I doubt Microsoft would want to dampen the enthusiasm for Windows7 by forcing people back to Vista or XP a few months before the release of Windows7. But then, I'm not definite.