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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 243
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       29 Jul 2015 #1

    Can $Windows.~WS Be Safely Deleted?


    Does $Windows.~WS need to be left in place for anything, e.g. 'Reset this PC', or can it be safely deleted?

    Thanks.
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  2. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,614
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       29 Jul 2015 #2

    use > disk cleanup > clean system files
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 243
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       29 Jul 2015 #3

    Kyhi said: View Post
    use > disk cleanup > clean system files
    Yeah, I did that and it left $Windows.~WS, hence, why I'm asking if it is needed for anything.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 243
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       29 Jul 2015 #4

    No takers? OK, I'm going to delete it for a laugh.

    PS. This thread is the only Google search result for "$Windows.~WS", lol...
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1
    10
       29 Jul 2015 #5

    I just deleted it and restarted. Nothing's exploded yet.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 4
    windows10
       29 Jul 2015 #6

    Nus said: View Post
    Yeah, I did that and it left $Windows.~WS, hence, why I'm asking if it is needed for anything.
    so did I...
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       29 Jul 2015 #7

    Well, i'm pretty sure it's just there incase your Windows messes up and you want to re-install it, but usually it's unnecessary!

    I've deleted it myself (As i am trying my best to get my starting Used space as low as possible Currently got it down to 33GB used).
    What i did notice though was when i booted up instead of it popping up with boot options (Windows 10, Windows 10 setup) it just booted straight away which was a bonus because that was irritating me!
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 4
    windows10
       29 Jul 2015 #8

    auch


    costeakai said: View Post
    so did I...
    i'v deleted it, and all hell broke loose; now i'm trying to reinstall ...
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 4
    windows10
       29 Jul 2015 #9

    i'v managed to reinstall , firstly by re-downloading the media from windows, but it seemed to be slower than the first time, so i aborted it; then i discovered that by launching the appropiate exe, i can re-install without re-downloading; all is fine now , its even better ...i'm leaving $Windows.~WS alone for now ...
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  10. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 243
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       29 Jul 2015 #10

    Well, I've had no issues since deleting it. Done a number of reboots, changed account to local, etc.

    It was created during the upgrade and just looked like it contained the Win 10 image.
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