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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #60

    Thanks for taken the time to reply Matthew, it is appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 7,504
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #61

    Paul Black said:
    To your knowledge, can ALL the files in the TWO USOShared\Logs folders be SAFELY Deleted?
    I am now running Linux, on which I have just deleted everything from both folders. I am going to sleep and will see whether my Windows 10 still works tomorrow.
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  3. Posts : 16,402
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #62

    Matthew Wai said:
    I am now running Linux, on which I have just deleted everything from both folders. I am going to sleep and will see whether my Windows 10 still works tomorrow.
    Thanks Matthew, the results will be interesting. Have a good night.
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  4. Posts : 7,504
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #63

    Paul Black said:
    Thanks Matthew, the results will be interesting. Have a good night.
    My Windows started at 1:37 PM. Two .etl files were created at 1:48 PM as shown below:
    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19042.746]
    (c) 2020 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    C:\Users\Matthew_Wai>Dir /a /s "C:\ProgramData\USOShared\Logs\"
     Volume in drive C is Windows 10
     Volume Serial Number is 8A17-5D98
    
     Directory of C:\ProgramData\USOShared\Logs
    
    28/09/2020  04:00 AM    <DIR>          .
    28/09/2020  04:00 AM    <DIR>          ..
    23/06/2022  01:48 PM    <DIR>          System
    23/06/2022  01:48 PM    <DIR>          User
                   0 File(s)              0 bytes
    
     Directory of C:\ProgramData\USOShared\Logs\System
    
    23/06/2022  01:48 PM    <DIR>          .
    23/06/2022  01:48 PM    <DIR>          ..
    23/06/2022  01:48 PM             4,096 UpdateSessionOrchestration.b11257ee-2804-4c8d-9974-c0eb7db6e95f.1.etl
                   1 File(s)          4,096 bytes
    
     Directory of C:\ProgramData\USOShared\Logs\User
    
    23/06/2022  01:48 PM    <DIR>          .
    23/06/2022  01:48 PM    <DIR>          ..
    23/06/2022  01:48 PM             4,096 UpdateUx.6f1b5fbd-94f3-4906-93b7-5cdc0ded44d6.1.etl
                   1 File(s)          4,096 bytes
    
         Total Files Listed:
                   2 File(s)          8,192 bytes
                   8 Dir(s)  50,959,867,904 bytes free
    
    C:\Users\Matthew_Wai>


    My two VBScript files were run at 1:37:37 PM and 1:42:42 PM as shown below:
    Code:
    Windows PowerShell
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    Try the new cross-platform PowerShell https://aka.ms/pscore6
    
    PS C:\Users\Matthew_Wai> Get-ScheduledTask "WDD_Updates"|Get-ScheduledTaskInfo|FT -A
    
    LastRunTime          LastTaskResult NextRunTime NumberOfMissedRuns TaskName    TaskPath PSComputerName
    -----------          -------------- ----------- ------------------ --------    -------- --------------
    23/6/2022 1:37:37 PM              0                              0 WDD_Updates \
    
    
    PS C:\Users\Matthew_Wai> Get-ScheduledTask "Check_for_updates"|Get-ScheduledTaskInfo|FT -A
    
    LastRunTime          LastTaskResult NextRunTime          NumberOfMissedRuns TaskName          TaskPath PSComputerName
    -----------          -------------- -----------          ------------------ --------          -------- --------------
    23/6/2022 1:42:42 PM              0 24/6/2022 3:00:00 AM                  0 Check_for_updates \
    
    
    PS C:\Users\Matthew_Wai>
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  5. Posts : 16,402
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #64

    Thanks Matthew, good information.
    I will delete mine at the weekend and see if I have similar data output and NO effects.
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