Windows Backup & Restore: 4 hours to make a backup

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  1. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter
       #11

    WOT said:
    Sorry, I meant to say temporary files (not temporary storage). You should be able to completely remove windows.old. Is it still there (in a reduced size)?
    Yes it is. 2.79 GB, as shown in Settings, System, Storage etc., and it is still shown in my C drive as "Windows.old".
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  2. WOT
    Posts : 471
    Win 10 Pro 15063.332 (ex-Insider)
       #12

    If it is still there, check out this tutorial:

    Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10

    @Bree already recommend option 1
    I recommended option 4

    Still 2 other options available.
    Last edited by WOT; 06 May 2017 at 21:48.
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  3. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter
       #13

    WOT said:
    If it is still there, check out this tutorial:

    Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10

    @Bree already recommend option 1.
    I recommended option 4

    Still 2 other options available.
    Will do, tomorrow.

    Thanks.
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  4. WOT
    Posts : 471
    Win 10 Pro 15063.332 (ex-Insider)
       #14

    Good luck.
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  5. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter
       #15

    I have now used Option 4 as recommended by WOT and that reduced the size of Windows.old to under 3 GB, much lower than it was. I then used Option 1. No change. Then I used Option1 again and this time scrolled down the list of files to be cleaned. One was something like "old windows files". It was checked. I hadn't noticed that before. When Option 1 was complete my Windows.old was still there at the root of C. I ran Option1 again and this time Windows.old was not listed at all in option 1. I'm not confident at using Command Line approaches - a single mis-type can result in &*$~**"+.

    My Macrium image backup ran this evening. It took 27 minutes, compared to the 19 before Creators, and the 32 minutes after Creators but before I reduced Windows.old.

    I think I will let it rest there. Windows.old has been reduced to a small size and hopefully it will be automatically deleted sometime.

    Thanks for the help.
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  6. Posts : 105
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit 10586 Multiprocessor Free
       #16

    Stevekir said:
    WOT:

    I think you are right. Trust Macrium.

    When my macrium image ran around mid-day today I noticed it took 32 minutes for a Full BU, wheras before Creators it took about 19 minutes. Is this a feature of Creators?

    Thanks.
    Holy crap. I downloaded Macrium to test, while going through a horrible experience reinstalling (too many times) Win 10. Macrium failed on the first backup. There was an issue that I learned about here. Redundancy is the key.
    I bought Acronis, but I still use Win10 History (on occasion) and Backup and Restore (on occasion).
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  7. Posts : 1,020
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.572
       #17

    For the OP, I use AOMEI for a backup to Macrium. I like the OP, feel better with redundency. The Free Version of AOMEI will perform the same functions as Macrium.
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