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  1.    30 Jul 2015 #11

    Quote Originally Posted by Antilope View Post
    When you run an upgrade with the tool, at the end of the upgrade it leaves a hidden, 5.72GB folder on your pc that wasn't there before:

    C:\$Windows.~WM

    When you request a download, it downloads the ISO type you requested. After the download reaches 100% it gives you the option to burn an ISO or make a USB.

    At that point, you can save the ISO to a hard disk folder, which I did, and not burn it at that point. The default name of the ISO is, "Windows.ISO", it is 3.2GB in size.

    The Home x64 and Pro x64 ISO's are slightly different sizes. Home x64 - 3,269,120 Kb; Pro x64 - 3,255,232 Kb.
    Hi there

    That must be the reason -- I didn't do an update -- didn't see any reason to --and in any case windows update said my system was actually up to date anyway. !!!

    Ms could have documented this process better or just let people manually download the ISO's -- it's easy enough to create USB bootable media with Rufus -- works fine.

    @Rocky -- seems that the UPGRADE process works differently to when you just select to create media for another machine (without first doing an upgrade).

    anyway thanks for your replies.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #12
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 91
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    I found mine in this folder after allowing hidden files:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	win$.PNG 
Views:	187 
Size:	1.0 KB 
ID:	26785

    Not sure if I need to keep this file?
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #13
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    When I do a "This PC", "Properties", the Windows Product ID changed after the upgrade,
    even though it said my pc was up to date before the upgrade.

    The Product ID for my Windows 10 Pro, with the 29 July upgrade, is now "00330-00000-AA792".
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  4.    30 Jul 2015 #14
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    I found mine in this folder after allowing hidden files:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	win$.PNG 
Views:	187 
Size:	1.0 KB 
ID:	26785

    Not sure if I need to keep this file?
    You can delete that one with no issues.
    Jeff
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    30 Jul 2015 #15
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    I found mine in this folder after allowing hidden files:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	win$.PNG 
Views:	187 
Size:	1.0 KB 
ID:	26785

    Not sure if I need to keep this file?
    I decided to not touch the folder yet as I am only using 300gb on an new 3TB hard disk.

    Last night, some people reported that they deleted the folder with no problem and others deleted it and got all kinds of errors. So I'm going to wait and see.
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  6.    30 Jul 2015 #16

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    You can delete that one with no issues.
    Jeff
    Hi there

    I have that file but no iso image --it looks like it's the contents of the ISO.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    30 Jul 2015 #17
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    I have that file but no iso image --it looks like it's the contents of the ISO.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    The /$Windows.~WM sub-folders contain a 2.7gb .esd file you can probably create an ISO from.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    30 Jul 2015 #18

    Quote Originally Posted by Antilope View Post
    The /$Windows.~WM sub-folders contain a 2.7gb .esd file you can probably create an ISO from.
    Hi there

    ESD-->ISO works just fine.

    However this whole tool seems not to be very sensible - and it should not re-download the whole thing again automatically -- you should get a prompt "File exists - overwrite or not".

    Who in the world designs these programs at Ms -- they really should get a few "bog standard" USERS in with the tech guys. A few Bog standard users would show the tech guys how easy it is to either mis-understand something or totally hose it up.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    30 Jul 2015 #19
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 91
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    You can delete that one with no issues.
    Jeff
    Thanks Jeff, I backed it up just in case.
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  10.    07 Jan 2017 #20
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 25
    windows 10

    Just an update on this thread. just ran the tool and it downloaded and created to C:\ESD (i have 10 Pro anniversary installed)
    inside that folder were 2 other folders. Windows and Download
    The Windows folder contained all Windows installation files
    The Download Folder contained 1 3gb file called installx64.esd (which got removed after the ISO conversion)

    I was then left with this screen displaying the location of the ISO file, which converted into a 3.5gb file
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Capture.JPG 
Views:	2 
Size:	29.9 KB 
ID:	116179

    So then go to that folder and move it to somewhere safe, cos if you just click on finish it gets removed by the cleanup process.
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