Windows 10: Is there a tutorial for deleting a crashed W10 upgrade? Solved


  1. Posts : 137
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10
       03 Aug 2015 #1

    Is there a tutorial for deleting a crashed W10 upgrade?


    Hello,
    I managed to get an upgrade to Windows 10 Pro on my Windows 7 machine, with it waiting to install. I did not wish to do this! I additionally managed to get it to not install and my updates no longer show it as available. I did also manage to get an ISO for later use.
    I wish to delete the crashed install and it's files, such as the $Windows~* stuff shown below

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    Is there a tutorial to do this correctly or can someone assist?
    Thank you for any assistance,
    glennc
    Last edited by glennc; 03 Aug 2015 at 10:25. Reason: spelling
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  2. Posts : 137
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       04 Aug 2015 #2

    Second appeal for assistance....
    TIA
    glennc
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  3. Posts : 20,696
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       04 Aug 2015 #3

    Hello Glenn,

    Doing step 24 below with Disk Cleanup usually wipes them clean.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...tallation.html
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  4. Posts : 137
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       04 Aug 2015 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Glenn,

    Doing step 24 below with Disk Cleanup usually wipes them clean.


    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...tallation.html
    Hello Kind Sir,
    Thank you for the assistance and the guide! Great place!!
    Regards,
    glennc
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  5. Posts : 20,696
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       04 Aug 2015 #5

    You're most welcome Glenn.
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  6. Posts : 137
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       04 Aug 2015 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    You're most welcome Glenn.
    Shawn,
    I show 2.93Gb in Windows Update Cleanup, can I dump that also or would it be better to let it be?
    TIA
    glenn
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  7. Posts : 20,696
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       04 Aug 2015 #7

    If you don't plan on wanting to uninstall any of the Windows Updates, then it's fine to delete it in Disk Cleanup.
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  8. Posts : 137
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       04 Aug 2015 #8

    Brink said: View Post
    If you don't plan on wanting to uninstall any of the Windows Updates, then it's fine to delete it in Disk Cleanup.
    Okay!! Nevermind, thanx again
    glenn
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  9. Posts : 137
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       04 Aug 2015 #9

    One last thing I noticed that may be of concern, it was left over from the previous deletions,

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    The $Windows.~WS and subdirectories about 5.97Gb, keeper or not please?
    glenn
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  10. Posts : 20,696
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       04 Aug 2015 #10

    Those are for the previous installation to be able to go back to if needed. You can delete them using step 24 below if you like.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...tallation.html
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