Thank you very much, this worked like a charm. All duplicate files are
now gone and everything is running fine.
> Dear Mick:
> When I reinstalled, I did reinstall by booting down and inserting the
> Vista DVD. I clicked a key to boot from disk, loaded the files and then
> chose the option to overwrite all my existing files and programs. Could you
> possible give me the steps and what options to choose in order to delete the
> existing partition, format and install? I must be doing something wrong
> here. Please let me know the step by step process with what options to
> choose. I hate to be a pain, but I have never done this before and I want to
> make sure I do this correctly. Thanks for your help!
> "Mick Murphy" wrote:
> > To do a clean install of vista: set your BIOS to boot from CD/DVD drive.
> > Insert Vista DVD in Drive, reboot, load files, delete existing partition,
> > format, install.
> > "Maureen" wrote:
> > > I did a reinstall to get rid of some program files that I think were created
> > > when I did an "easy transfer" from my XP machine to a brand new computer with
> > > Vista Installed. I ended up with some duplicated program files. I tried to
> > > manually delete these files, but the system would not allow me to delete all
> > > of them. I then tried to do a clean install of Vista, it was supposed to
> > > overwrite all my files, but low an behold the files are still there! The
> > > dates on the files are 11/6/2006! I have two "Program Files" folders, a
> > > "windows" folder and a "window.vista folder". Supposedly this brand new
> > > computer never had XP on it. What can I do to get rid of these files? Could
> > > they have transfer in Easy Transfer? I would like to have a clean start!