1.    17 Jan 2016 #1
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    Locating Windows 10 update files on hard drive


    I have reinstalled Windows 10 so do not have any old Windows 8 residue.

    I need these files to create a new profile with NTLite for a reduced footprint on any reinstallation.

    Any ideas, a google search does not really help ?
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  2.    17 Jan 2016 #2
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    Most likely they have been overwritten so no forensic SW could find them, in that case unless you work for CIA or NSA they are gone forever !!!
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  3.    17 Jan 2016 #3
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    Hello Count Mike
    I'm not referring to the Windows 8 update residue but the updates since Windows 10 as a standalone was installed, which must be stored in C:/Windows somewhere
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  4.    17 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweakfiend View Post
    Hello Count Mike
    I'm not referring to the Windows 8 update residue but the updates since Windows 10 as a standalone was installed, which must be stored in C:/Windows somewhere
    Yeah somewhere, more likely all over the place !
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