Windows 10: Frequently Asked Questions about the Windows 10 Free upgrade Solved

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  1. jds63's Avatar
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       14 Jul 2015 #141

    Big question asked on Eight-Forums during the time of update or upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1. Wonder if be any way of doing a clean install on Windows 8.1 PC with a downloaded upgrade ISO of Windows 10. Way then with Win 8.
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  2.    14 Jul 2015 #142

    Edwin said: View Post
    The latest preview Build fully installed without extra programs installed takes up approximately 14 - 18GB of space.
    I'm not worried about a clean install. I'm worried of the TOTAL space I need for the upgrade to be able to do its thing. You have to download 3GB of data - I pretty much don't care how big the initial download is - it's all about "After that, how much do I need?"

    Edwin said: View Post
    You can 'sign in' with a local account and not a Microsoft Account.
    At a clean install, that I know. I mean at the free update.
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  3.    15 Jul 2015 #143

    If you still have $BT..... folder and winows.old, add those two and that would be about what minimum of empty space you'd need for upgrade
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  4.    15 Jul 2015 #144

    CountMike said: View Post
    If you still have $BT..... folder and winows.old, add those two and that would be about what minimum of empty space you'd need for upgrade
    That's what the root of my C:\ shows (all OS and hidden files shown). See attached file...
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    So, I don't know what you mean by $BT.
    Last edited by Lebon14; 15 Jul 2015 at 15:47.
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  5.    16 Jul 2015 #145

    C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources​. is the folder to look for, you might need to enable view "system files" to see it.
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  6.    16 Jul 2015 #146

    CountMike said: View Post
    C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources​. is the folder to look for, you might need to enable view "system files" to see it.
    There's no such folder at the root of my C:\. Yes, I have activated "View System Files" and "Hidden Files".

    Oh and, originally, this install of Windows 7 is a clean one.
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       16 Jul 2015 #147

    Lebon14 said: View Post
    There's no such folder at the root of my C:\. Yes, I have activated "View System Files" and "Hidden Files".

    Oh and, originally, this install of Windows 7 is a clean one.
    Lebon, are you looking for this folder in Windows 7 or in Windows 10?

    I don't have Windows 7 installed on anything here, but I don't think you'll find that folder in Win 7.
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  8.    16 Jul 2015 #148

    Wynona said: View Post
    Lebon, are you looking for this folder in Windows 7 or in Windows 10?

    I don't have Windows 7 installed on anything here, but I don't think you'll find that folder in Win 7.
    I'm on Windows 7, yes. I'm still trying to figure out if I'll update or not by figuring out the space requirement (I have 12GB left on my 85GB SSD).
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  9.    16 Jul 2015 #149

    Lebon14 said: View Post
    I'm on Windows 7, yes. I'm still trying to figure out if I'll update or not by figuring out the space requirement (I have 12GB left on my 85GB SSD).
    You could try enabling folder compression for various files you have (not windows directory) to gain a couple more gigs.
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  10. Wynona's Avatar
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       16 Jul 2015 #150

    Lebon14 said: View Post
    I'm on Windows 7, yes. I'm still trying to figure out if I'll update or not by figuring out the space requirement (I have 12GB left on my 85GB SSD).
    OK, then you probably don't have the C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources​ folder in Windows 7.

    Probably follow the instructions Mystere gave you for compacting some folders.
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