If I had my hard drive wiped, Windows 8 installed, and deleted my Windows.old folder, should I still be seeing files prior to my Windows 8 update? I recently became victim of a scam and wanted to entirely wipe my hard drive for peace of mind. When I received it back from tech support, I ran my antivirus and found the viruses were still on my hard drive due to the tech guy maintaining my Windows.old folder (which, I assume is something they have to do for possible restore purposes). I've since deleted the Windows.old folder, but am still finding old files. Should they still be there?
Edit: Most of the files are Manifest files date earlier this year and not documents/pictures, etc. Not sure if that makes a difference.
This post has been edited by jeweleglantine: 09 December 2012 - 09:15 PM