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  1. Posts : 20,875
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       05 Jan 2017 #140

    Steve C said: View Post
    I did try option 4 which didn't work but I was then able to fiddle with the permissions and delete the files/ folders. Reading this thread, many people have had problems deleting the offending residual Intel driver IntcDAud.sys which stops windows.old being deleted. IntcDAud.sys is already present in the updated Windows folder so why is it frequently left behind in the windows.old folder which is then hard to delete? This is another example of sloppy software engineering but I don't know who is to blame - MS or Intel?

    I'm glad you got it sorted. I'd say it's a draw between them.
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  2.    05 Jan 2017 #141

    You can check this tutorial and option 4. Keep in mind a folder above the target file may also have permissions which will not allow deletion, so keep an eye on the inheritance options.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
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  3. Posts : 307
    Windows 10 Home x64, V1703 (15063.332)
       1 Week Ago #142

    Coming off Creators Update, File Explorer told me Windows.old had 28.4 GB! And I believe it. Anyway, Option Four worked flawlessly. You do good work Shawn.

    Now, what about the C:\Windows10Upgrade folder. Does it go away eventually? Or is it one that needs to be left alone?
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  4. Posts : 20,875
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       1 Week Ago #143

    Hello Clayton,

    The "C:\WindowsUpgrade" folder belongs to the installed Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant program. Uninstalling Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant from Programs and Features will remove it.
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  5. Posts : 307
    Windows 10 Home x64, V1703 (15063.332)
       1 Week Ago #144

    Don't bother me to have it there, just don't know if that's one I may need again for the next major update. Or do they change with each occurrence of these major updates?
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  6. Posts : 20,875
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       1 Week Ago #145
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  7. Posts : 307
    Windows 10 Home x64, V1703 (15063.332)
       1 Week Ago #146

    That's how I got CU the other day. I'll just let it set there, it's not in the way of anything.

    Thanks for the responses and have a good weekend.
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