1.    13 Dec 2015 #1
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    Upgrade using media creation tool vs Windows Download notification


    Are the files the same when using the Media Creation tool immediate upgrade vs waiting for the Windows download notification? I am upgrading from Windows 7 Pro . Tks
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  2.    13 Dec 2015 #2
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    Yes, they are the same.

    Some said there is less problematic using the MCT to install than using Windows Update.

    I used both methods, one to each laptop. To me, there is no issue on either install.

    I prefer to use MCT instead of WU because I have no patience to wait for my turn to install.

    By the way, there are 2 sources to download and install Windows 10.

    MCT
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

    Tech Bench
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/techbench
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  3.    13 Dec 2015 #3
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    OK . I will use MCT . I asked because I wasn't sure whether the display drivers are different between the 2 types of upgrade. Btw after upgrading with MCT is the Windows Reservation notification automatically deleted or do I have to manually cancel it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sportflyer View Post
    Btw after upgrading with MCT is the Windows Reservation notification automatically deleted or do I have to manually cancel it.
    That will be history, gone automatically. Never seen again.
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  5.    13 Dec 2015 #5
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    OK and Thanks for the quick responses.
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    You are welcome.
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  7.    13 Dec 2015 #7
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    I did the upgrade this afternoon. It went smoothly . Took about the same time as my other computers .You are right the Windows upgrade icon was gone after update.

    I have a new question: After I used disk cleanup for system files in another computer , I am still left with a 0 bytes windows.old file containing Windows infused apps . Any reason to keep this file ?
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  8.    13 Dec 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by sportflyer View Post
    I did the upgrade this afternoon. It went smoothly . Took about the same time as my other computers .You are right the Windows upgrade icon was gone after update.

    I have a new question: After I used disk cleanup for system files in another computer , I am still left with a 0 bytes windows.old file containing Windows infused apps . Any reason to keep this file ?
    Windows.old is use for reverting your system back to your previous operating system, which in your case , is Win 7 Pro.
    Windows.old is supposed to be deleted automatically after 30 days of the Win 10 installation. Although I had read in one thread where someone said it was not true. That it stays on after 30 days. I have no proof one way or the other as I always delete it as soon as I am satisfied with the new install.

    As to the "0 byte windows.old file"................. try right click at it > click Take Ownership > then try to delete it again.
    If you do not have Take Ownership of a file or folder in your right click context menu, use this tutorial:
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
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  9.    14 Dec 2015 #9
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    Yep , need to take ownership to delete the file. Tks
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  10.    14 Dec 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by sportflyer View Post
    Yep , need to take ownership to delete the file. Tks
    You are welcome.
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