Windows 10: Why would a new Laptop have an upgraded version of Windows 10? Solved

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  1. Posts : 6,425
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       20 Mar 2017 #21

    TV2 said: View Post
    Feel free to tell me I'm nuts.
    No, that sound a plausible 'Why' - and an hour is about right for the upgrade to 1607.
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  2.    20 Mar 2017 #22

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    The Windows.old folder may still have a driver the system is pointing to open, so it won't let you delete it. Boot up in safe mode, delete the Windows.old folder, reboot normally.
    Bingo!
    The remnants of the windows.old folder contain 2 drivers and will not delete normally.

    Will do Safe Mode deletion, but wondering if those drivers are actually being used/are necessary.
    I tried to just copy the folder to a thumb drive as a backup plan, but it won't copy either.
    What do y'all think of this?
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  3. Posts : 32,370
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       20 Mar 2017 #23

    TV2 said: View Post
    Bingo!
    The remnants of the windows.old folder contain 2 drivers and will not delete normally.

    Will do Safe Mode deletion, but wondering if those drivers are actually being used/are necessary.
    I tried to just copy the folder to a thumb drive as a backup plan, but it won't copy either.
    What do y'all think of this?
    No, not necessary. Windows has a teeny buggy-boo (surprise!) where it's still pointing to that driver, even though it's been updated in the real Windows/system32/drivers. Probably an audio driver, that's what I've always found. Gotta go in thru the backdoor.
    Last edited by f14tomcat; 20 Mar 2017 at 14:25.
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  4.    21 Mar 2017 #24

    Well, that was 'fun'.
    Folder wouldn't delete in Safe Mode, even when changing Permissions and taking Ownership of the entire drive!

    Fired up an Ubuntu stick and killed it that way.

    Then, had the dreaded .Trash-999 folder when I booted back into Windows.
    Fortunately that deleted without any voodoo magic.

    All is good now.
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  5.    21 Mar 2017 #25

    I'd be concerned it might have been a returned item from a previous user. Just a guess.
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  6. Posts : 320
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       21 Mar 2017 #26

    Bree said: View Post
    No, that sound a plausible 'Why' - and an hour is about right for the upgrade to 1607.
    I second this. I would almost put money on the fact that it upgraded on the first boot after being removed from the box and thats why you had that bit of an anamoly. I wouldnt be concerned.
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  7.    21 Mar 2017 #27

    I'm not. All indications are that it is a new machine. Just a weird way of delivering it by a major company.
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  •    27 Mar 2017 #28

    UPDATE: I set up a brand new Lenovo laptop this past weekend. Same thing. Windows.old folder and Windows10UpgradeAssistant installed.

    It's a thing.
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  • Posts : 462
    10 pro 64 clean install
       27 Mar 2017 #29

    Have you ever done a factory reset ? Its more likely the system was first loaded with version 1507 and quality control department probably updated to version 1607 prior selling it to you . I would say its brand new and never been used before . Even if it didn't have 1507 I still believe its new and I wouldn't worry to much about the old folder
    Last edited by sn00ker; 27 Mar 2017 at 19:02.
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  • Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB x64
       28 Mar 2017 #30

    You can still get a windows old folder even while on Windows 10. I upgraded to the anniversary update on my other machine and it did that.
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