Windows 10: Can $Windows.~WS Be Safely Deleted? Solved

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
  1.    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 1,841
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       29 Jul 2015 #2

    use > disk cleanup > clean system files
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    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...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    29 Jul 2015 #5

    I just deleted it and restarted. Nothing's exploded yet.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    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...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    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!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    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 ...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    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 ...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Related Threads
Cannot Safely Remove External Drives in Drivers and Hardware
Hello all, In recent weeks, it has become impossible for me to safely remove my external drives. (Mostly, I use Western Digital Passports, Passport Ultras, etc). I am using Windows 10. I close all of my programs and folders. I get the...
How to safely remove W10? in Installation and Upgrade
I installed W10 in a E: partition and after trying it I prefer to remove it. I had boot problems lately in this laptop after formating and deleting the partition as I have always done to get rid of some testing OS. It didn't boot at all and...
Hi. I have had many problems setting up the inbuild e-mail client in W10. Finally I desited to delete the app in order to reinstall it and start over. Is there a way to get the client back?
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:52.
Find Us