Windows 10: Interesting Observation

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  1. Posts : 3,234
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       10 Sep 2015 #1

    Interesting Observation


    I reserved a copy of Win10 Upgrade for a Win8.1 Pro and on 7/30/15 files were downloaded but I delayed installing. Today I started it from the GWX icon in the Notification Area but to my surprise the $Windows.~BT Folder dated 7/30/15 [with files of 7/30/15] was gone and the whole download started again, created a new $Windows.~BT Folder and most of the files in it are dated 8/12/15 with a few at 9/1/15.
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  2.    10 Sep 2015 #2

    I think that the version, which you get via the download, should stay identical.

    Can you confirm that the files in that folder still are those of the 10240 release?
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       10 Sep 2015 #3

    Not yet, it's still downloading. Probably will take about 3 more hours on my 1Mbps connection, about an average of 5 hours download on the 9 I've done so far then about an hour for all its setting up.
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       10 Sep 2015 #4

    It's build 10240, Win10 Pro 64-bit.

    Thought I'd add these images, first is the partitions as seen in Win8.1 and the second after Win10 finished installing:
    Attachment 36834
    Attachment 36836
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  5. Posts : 1,178
    Windows 10 Home
       10 Sep 2015 #5

    Speculations:
    - The Win10 file load being served by MS has changed in content?
    - It did fresh download install and rollback folders to restart the clock counting down 30 days before they're autodeleted?
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       10 Sep 2015 #6

    Word Man said: View Post
    Speculations:
    - The Win10 file load being served by MS has changed in content?
    - It did fresh download install and rollback folders to restart the clock counting down 30 days before they're autodeleted?
    The install.esd file did not change size so apparently nothing was added but maybe something was edited?
    Maybe, will know in a month. The installation in my other Desktop did remove the Windows.old Folder at 30 days, haven't checked my Notebooks yet, been too busy installing for other people. This installation has the Windows.old Folder at the same date as the Windows Folder, today. The difference from the first download to this today is between July 30, 2015 to Sept 10, 2015 with the actual install done today.

    Create shortcut to Disk Manaagement:
    Right click anywhere on Desktop
    Click on New, Shortcut
    Type or paste: diskmgmt.msc
    Next screen Type Disk Manager or whatever.
    Click OK.
    Done.
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    Windows 10 Home
       10 Sep 2015 #7

    Berton said: View Post
    The install.esd file did not change size so apparently nothing was added but maybe something was edited?
    Maybe, will know in a month. The installation in my other Desktop did remove the Windows.old Folder at 30 days, haven't checked my Notebooks yet, been too busy installing for other people. This installation has the Windows.old Folder at the same date as the Windows Folder, today. The difference from the first download to this today is between July 30, 2015 to Sept 10, 2015 with the actual install done today.

    Create shortcut to Disk Manaagement:
    Right click anywhere on Desktop
    Click on New, Shortcut
    Type or paste: diskmgmt.msc
    Next screen Type Disk Manager or whatever.
    Click OK.
    Done.
    Or, get everything you could desire by creating a new folder on the desktop and naming it:
    Code:
    GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
    You could replace "GodMode" with whatever name you want.
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       10 Sep 2015 #8

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  9.    10 Sep 2015 #9

    Berton said: View Post
    The install.esd file did not change size so apparently nothing was added but maybe something was edited?
    Maybe, will know in a month. The installation in my other Desktop did remove the Windows.old Folder at 30 days, haven't checked my Notebooks yet, been too busy installing for other people. This installation has the Windows.old Folder at the same date as the Windows Folder, today. The difference from the first download to this today is between July 30, 2015 to Sept 10, 2015 with the actual install done today.

    Create shortcut to Disk Manaagement:
    Right click anywhere on Desktop
    Click on New, Shortcut
    Type or paste: diskmgmt.msc
    Next screen Type Disk Manager or whatever.
    Click OK.
    Done.
    Don't forget that the installation process includes downloading updates released since the public release on 7/29.
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  10. Posts : 3,234
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       10 Sep 2015 #10

    I included that simple shortcut as there seems to be a lot of interest in the partitioning done by Win10 and I didn't include the "God Mode" thing as it appears to be much more than most users need, many wouldn't understand a lot of the features. It's the same as I used in Win7 and Win8.1. Also involved is the fact an icon for My Computer/My PC/This Computer/This PC is a bit more difficult to locate in Win10 but quite easy to simply open File Explorer and right-click This PC then click Manage. But again quite a few users don't do much in file management [Windows Explorer in Win7 and earlier, File Explorer in Win8/8.1 and later], only do Internet browsing and E-Mail. I never had an issue with Program Manager and File Manager back in Windows 3.1x but Microsoft likes to play naming games.
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