1. Joined : Jun 2015
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       27 Aug 2016 #1

    Disk Cleanup new option with Anniversary Update


    Hello,

    I used MCT to update from version 1511 to 1607 with the option "Upgrade this pc now", I've noticed, when I ran Disk Cleanup, that, in addition to other options available in earlier builds, there is the possibility to delete "Windows ESD installation files". I've already deleted "Previous Windows installations and other related stuff, but before checking the option for "Windows ESD installation files", I think it's good to ask before. I have a folder C:\ESD with 3.37GB so it's probably the folder that Disk Cleanup will delete. I have also disabled in Task Scheduler some Windows tasks related to Silent cleanup and other Cleanup options so I guess I'll have to do it manually via Disk Cleanup.
    Now the question is, since I'm using imaging backup software, do I/or Windows 10 version 1607 need in any way, this C:\ESD folder or is it safe to delete???
    Thanks for any suggestions.
    Last edited by Vaio 7; 27 Aug 2016 at 00:28.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2016
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    Windows 10
       27 Aug 2016 #2

    IMO, yes it is safe to delete but if you want to save that ESD for future use, head over to this tutorial:

    ESD to ISO - Create Bootable ISO from Windows 10 ESD File
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
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       27 Aug 2016 #3

    Windows will delete these files anyway 30 days or so after you upgrade if you do nothing. You can download a W10 ISO file at any time - see Windows 10 ISO Download
    Last edited by Steve C; 27 Aug 2016 at 02:25.
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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
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       27 Aug 2016 #4

    Steve C said: View Post
    Windows will delete these files anyway 30 days or so after you upgrade if you do nothing. You download a W10 ISO file at any time - see Windows 10 ISO Download
    Hi,

    As I said in my first post, I have also disabled in Task Scheduler some Windows tasks related to Silent cleanup and other Cleanup options so Windows will not be able to delete it automatically, I'm afraid.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Trnava
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    Windows Home x64
       27 Aug 2016 #5

    In that case use extended disk cleanup and since you have disabled tasks, better perform component cleanup as well.

    cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & cleanmgr /sagerun:65535
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
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  6. Joined : Jan 2015
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       27 Aug 2016 #6

    Steve C said: View Post
    Windows will delete these files anyway 30 days or so after you upgrade if you do nothing. You can download a W10 ISO file at any time - see Windows 10 ISO Download
    10 days in the case of the anniversary upgrade..
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
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       27 Aug 2016 #7

    dalchina said: View Post
    10 days in the case of the anniversary upgrade..
    Tough if you don't like the AU after only 10 days!!!
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  8. Joined : Jan 2015
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       27 Aug 2016 #8

    Steve C said: View Post
    Tough if you don't like the AU after only 10 days!!!
    .. yet another reason for using disk imaging.. which we keep recommending...
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  9. Joined : Sep 2014
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       27 Aug 2016 #9

    Vaio 7 said: View Post
    Hi,

    As I said in my first post, I have also disabled in Task Scheduler some Windows tasks related to Silent cleanup and other Cleanup options so Windows will not be able to delete it automatically, I'm afraid.
    There are a *LOT* of tasks run by the task scheduler, disabling it will stop a lot of functionality from happening. For instance, apps like Chrome And Acrobat will no longer auto-update. The "Where" command will no longer rebuild its database (this is the command which tells you where various files are located), Certain Wi-Fi related tasks (such as periodic SSID scanning), etc.. Not to mention Windows Update won't run, Automatic Defragging (including SSD TRIM), and other cleanup tasks won't run either. In general, it's a bad idea, unless you know everything it does and do those things manually.

    Also, Anti-Virus scans won't run either.
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  10. Joined : Jun 2015
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       27 Aug 2016 #10

    Mystere said: View Post
    There are a *LOT* of tasks run by the task scheduler, disabling it will stop a lot of functionality from happening. For instance, apps like Chrome And Acrobat will no longer auto-update. The "Where" command will no longer rebuild its database (this is the command which tells you where various files are located), Certain Wi-Fi related tasks (such as periodic SSID scanning), etc.. Not to mention Windows Update won't run, Automatic Defragging (including SSD TRIM), and other cleanup tasks won't run either. In general, it's a bad idea, unless you know everything it does and do those things manually.

    Also, Anti-Virus scans won't run either.
    Helllo,

    Ok, thanks for the feedback, in my case I have disabled some tasks which I know that I can run them manually at any time, no need to run in the background, so, in your opinion, Windows 10 won't need, at any moment the C:\ESD folder and it's safe to manually delete it via Disk Cleanup, is that correct??
    Thank you.
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