restore windows.old?

July 22, 2009 at 15:26:35
Specs: Windows Vista, 4Gb
i just replaced my motherboard with an asus striker II.
everything went smooth until i went to boot into windows. as soon as it starts loading, i get a tiny flash of BSOD, then it restarts.

ive tried repair, but the option didnt even come up, so ive just done a fresh install.

now i have a copy of windows.old, is there any way i can revert back to that, as i dont want to have to reinstall everything again

thanks

Vista nVidia Evolution SP2
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.8GHz
XFX GeForce 9800 GTx

4GB OCZ Platinum 1066
2x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F1


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#1
July 22, 2009 at 21:35:57
Not sure, but this may help:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933209


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#2
July 23, 2009 at 03:11:35
uninstall windows vista <<click


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#3
July 23, 2009 at 04:45:54
thanks mavis, that seems to have done the trick:)

next thing tho, i now have a windows folder, windows.old, and windows.old.vista. also 2 folders called program files, and 2 documents.

can i delete those marked .old and is there a clean up tool that i can use to just get myself back to what i had before?

i tried opening a word document this morning and it says i dont have enough disk space for it, even though there's more than 120Gb free (apparently)

Vista nVidia Evolution SP2
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.8GHz
XFX GeForce 9800 GTx

4GB OCZ Platinum 1066
2x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F1


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#4
July 23, 2009 at 04:55:55
... save what you need onto other media .. ie dvd

... right click delete folder

... I'd be curious enough to run Defrag first!

.. might be too time consuming for some just to see it it clears up that issue!


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#5
July 23, 2009 at 05:39:41
what i need are installed programs, so saving to a dvd is not an option.

am i right in thinking that the windows.old and windows.old.vista folders are the ones created when i had to reinstall vista, and then after running the fix above, are now obsolete?

Vista nVidia Evolution SP2
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.8GHz
XFX GeForce 9800 GTx

4GB OCZ Platinum 1066
2x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F1


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#6
July 23, 2009 at 06:48:08
ren “Program Files” “Program Files.Vista” [ENTER](without quotes)

... should of renamed the vista "Program Files" folder to

... “Program Files.Vista” in my book ... you state

"...2 folders called program files, and 2 documents..."

...typing... RD “Documents and Settings” [ENTER]

... Removes Directory “Documents and Settings" ... or should of

... the window folders (old)+(old.vista) should be ok to delete

... just read the statement in my "sig" ..lol


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#7
September 28, 2009 at 11:28:21
YOU KNOW WHAT IS ANNOYING? THAT WINDOWS 7
DOESN'T PLACE Inetpub IN THE WINDOWS.OLD!

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