Windows 10: Save me from Re-downloading the Windows 10 update

  1.    11 Aug 2015 #1

    Save me from Re-downloading the Windows 10 update


    I downloaded the 2.7 GB Windows 10 update. After which I was required to restart the PC. On restarting I am again being asked to download the same 2.7 GB Windows update file. What could be the reason and how can I avoid downloading it again.
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  2.    11 Aug 2015 #2

    harshitmisra said: View Post
    I downloaded the 2.7 GB Windows 10 update. After which I was required to restart the PC. On restarting I am again being asked to download the same 2.7 GB Windows update file. What could be the reason and how can I avoid downloading it again.
    I assume it was a live upgrade....if so,it should not ask to download the upgrade again....or did you download the ISO image, if so,it needs to be burnt to a DVD a install from there..
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  3.    11 Aug 2015 #3

    I believe if you ran the option to do an in place upgrade, then the files are most likely gone once you got Windows 10 up and running. If you downloaded and created and ISO DVD or USB drive then you would have only needed to download the files once if you used that media to do the install.

    I personally ran the upgrade in place and once done, used the media creation tool and downloaded the files a second time and created a DVD for clean installs, backups, etc.
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  4.    11 Aug 2015 #4

    have a look at the hidden folder
    c:\$windows.~bt

    my first upgrade failed and it left the install.esd file in this folder, which can be used to create the iso to upgrade
    unfortunately this file has now gone from the folder so cant remember exactly where it was
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  5.    11 Aug 2015 #5

    reddwarf4ever said: View Post
    I assume it was a live upgrade....if so,it should not ask to download the upgrade again....or did you download the ISO image, if so,it needs to be burnt to a DVD a install from there..
    Yup.....it was a live upgrade...........Thanks BTW
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  6.    11 Aug 2015 #6

    paulsalter said: View Post
    have a look at the hidden folder
    c:\$windows.~bt

    my first upgrade failed and it left the install.esd file in this folder, which can be used to create the iso to upgrade
    unfortunately this file has now gone from the folder so cant remember exactly where it was
    Thanks Paul, I'll try to find the same.....
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  7.    11 Aug 2015 #7

    paulsalter said: View Post
    have a look at the hidden folder
    c:\$windows.~bt

    my first upgrade failed and it left the install.esd file in this folder, which can be used to create the iso to upgrade
    unfortunately this file has now gone from the folder so cant remember exactly where it was
    Did you find it in the C:/windows:/Softwaredistribution folder?And what could the name of the file be?
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  8.    11 Aug 2015 #8

    harshitmisra said: View Post
    Did you find it in the C:/windows:/Softwaredistribution folder?And what could the name of the file be?
    no.....it was an option on screen....will check in a while for you
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       11 Aug 2015 #9

    Use the MediaCreationTool one time to create a ISO or flash drive: Windows 10 ISO Download
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