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  1. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8
       31 Mar 2015 #1

    Why have I got a Windows.old directory dated 1st April 2015?


    I have installed build 10049 today. Why have I got a Windows.old directory dated 1st April 2015?

    The Windows directory is dated 31st March 2015 which makes sense.
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,289
    Win 10 Pro x64
       31 Mar 2015 #2

    machare said: View Post
    I have installed build 10049 today. Why have I got a Windows.old directory dated 1st April 2015?

    The Windows directory is dated 31st March 2015 which makes sense.
    Is the clock on your pc correct?
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  3. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8
       31 Mar 2015 #3

    Yes, I have not touched it.
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       31 Mar 2015 #4

    machare said: View Post
    I have installed build 10049 today. Why have I got a Windows.old directory dated 1st April 2015?

    The Windows directory is dated 31st March 2015 which makes sense.
    To cause you confusion, and it worked. Do a disk cleanup and deleted it, no more problem. . .
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  5.    31 Mar 2015 #5

    Two directory packages on the same machine, old or new, probably causes some kind of conflict in the file system.
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  6.    31 Mar 2015 #6

    Windows.old is caused when you upgrade from one version of Windows to the next. It's perfectly normal. This mainly happens if you upgrade from within windows rather than doing a clean formatted install.

    To clear those folders run cleanmgr.exe, click on the clean up system files button then there should be an entry to delete old install files. This will remove windows.old and a couple of other folders created during the upgrade.

    You can't delete these manually you have to use this program.

    WARNING: There may be a possibility of some settings loss but its usually minor.
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  7. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8
       31 Mar 2015 #7

    I thought the date might be significant! So far this new build is vastly better than build 10041 which appeared to dislike my graphics card.
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  8. Joined : Nov 2013
    Posts : 804
    10 Pro Preview x64
       31 Mar 2015 #8
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  9. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,488
    Windows 10 Pro
       31 Mar 2015 #9

    machare said: View Post
    I have installed build 10049 today. Why have I got a Windows.old directory dated 1st April 2015?

    The Windows directory is dated 31st March 2015 which makes sense.
    Maybe you have a time machine. Check the settings on your flux capacitor.
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  10. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 729
    win 7 dual boot / 10
       31 Mar 2015 #10

    adamf said: View Post
    Yep lots of folks like to play the fools game. Software folks have been known to do a little bit of that.
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