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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #200

    Option 3 did the trick. I had to start the tablet and force it to shut down before it was fully booted to force an error at boot before I could get to command prompt. For my next trick I have a 5 pound hammer. ;-)

    Why did MS do this, makes no sense????
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       4 Weeks Ago #201

    Great news.

    The Windows.old folder is protected while in Windows 10 since it contains the previous version of Windows. This way you will have it if needed.

    By default, the previous version of Windows will automatically be deleted after 10 days.
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #202

    This folder has been on there for months. To use security to protect something like this would be fine, but to lock it up so you can't delete it is ridiculous.
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       4 Weeks Ago #203

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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #204

    This is the very reason I'm leaving this Folder alone. Everything at present shows zero contents but guaranteed, if I delete it, my system will not reboot. Whatever it is, Windows 10 does not appreciate one removing that thing. If it's one case in a thousand, it's still not worth it unless grief is something you'all enjoy.
    Now I'm reading that the next major update is in all probability going to create another Windows.old. Super! Just Super!!!
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