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  1.    28 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10

    DrUpdate.dll How many does it take


    I've got six of these in the Windows folder, and one in Windows.old. It's the only file in Windows.old. All have different sizes, sigs, dates, etc. Can't delete it (Trusted Installer). When I did, system would not boot. Clue? My worry is that they are all different, maybe infected?
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  2.    28 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 234
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)

    They are suppose to be there. Leave them be.
    You should never delete anything in the Windows folder, esp in the WinSxS folder.
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  3.    28 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,382
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Got you beat, I have 9 of them:

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  4.    29 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 774
    Windows 7

    It is normal to see such apparent duplicate filenames in the Windows folder. The situation here is far more complex than is immediately apparent. Deletion or modification of any kind in the Windows folder or any of it's sub folders is strictly off limits unless you really understand what you are doing. There is no room for guesswork here. Windows tries hard to protect these files but an elevated admin account can override this if necessary. But you had better be right.
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  5.    29 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Well, I can understand all that. What I can't understand is why the system would be using the file in windows.old? And why, when I ran disk cleanup - system files, this is the only file left. I've been using windows since the 95 release, so I pretty much have had enough disasters that I shy away from messing with the windows folder. But Windows.old?
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  6.    29 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 40,157
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    I got 5 of these DrUpdate.dll in mine. Anyone know what they are by any chance. ??
    Nevermind I just checked its a Driver servicing tool by MS
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  7.    29 Aug 2015 #7

    Quote Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
    They are suppose to be there. Leave them be.
    You should never delete anything in the Windows folder, esp in the WinSxS folder.
    This is the windows.old folder not the actual Windows one. If hes happy that all his software and Windows in general is running ok, he should consider running cleanmgr as per this tutorial.
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  8.    29 Aug 2015 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 40,157
    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    I think Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 is buggy, has been since release. I've also reported this to MS, even had 2 MS techs on my computer to show them. It reports files to delete, that are no longer on your HD. But....it stills finds them tells you that they are their, and.....they do not exist.
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  9.    29 Aug 2015 #9

    hmm interesting, didn't know about this. Its why I prefer running 3rd party tools like ccleaner in this case.
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  10.    29 Aug 2015 #10
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    hmm interesting, didn't know about this. Its why I prefer running 3rd party tools like ccleaner in this case.
    That's what got me in trouble. Ran Ccleaner, it deleted the file, couldn't boot. Had to restore.
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