Page 1 of 14 12311 ... LastLast

  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,494
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       28 Jul 2015 #1

    Microsoft has begun pre-loading Windows 10

    Tomorrow, millions of Windows 7 and 8 users will be availing their free upgrade to Windows 10 and it seems that in order to mitigate server load and allow for a smooth and fast upgrade experience, Microsoft has already started pushing the necessary files to users' computers through Windows Update.

    According to reports by some users, a $windows.~BT folder can be found in the operating system partition. It amounts to around 3GB and most probably contains the installation files for the upgrade. The upgrade will still take place tomorrow, when the operating system officially launches; only the files have been downloaded right now...

    Read more: Microsoft has begun pre-loading Windows 10

    And - Woke Up and Found Win10 Upgrade already Download - Windows 10 Forums

    How to Upgrade to Windows 10

    Last edited by Brink; 28 Jul 2015 at 11:33.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    28 Jul 2015 #2

    Nothing yet.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    28 Jul 2015 #3

    Nothing for me as well
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       28 Jul 2015 #4

    I have a dual boot setup with separate hard drives for Windows 7 and Windows 10. Left my machine running in Windows 10 last night and there were no changes but I rebooted this morning to Windows 7 and checked for updates. There was a small recommended update that I installed (KB2952664).

    About an hour later I came back to the PC and noticed that it had downloaded a large amount of data (I use Du Meter to show my download speeds). I checked for the BT Folder and it was there. I checked the properties of the folder and it was 5.98 GB Fortunately I have Verizon FIOS 75/75 package and my download speeds can reach around 87 Mbps so it didn't take long to download all of that data.

    Is this the folder they are talking about? According to the properties it was created July 10th. Guess I had not checked for the folder before today.

    Here are a couple of screen shots of the folder and files:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	btfolder.jpg 
Views:	2697 
Size:	48.2 KB 
ID:	26306
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	btfiles.jpg 
Views:	49 
Size:	31.5 KB 
ID:	26307
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 212
    Windows 10 Home x64
       28 Jul 2015 #5

    It doesn't appear that I have this folder as of yet.
    Last edited by BrownianMotion; 28 Jul 2015 at 11:06.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 43
    Windows 10
       28 Jul 2015 #6

    Windows 10 Downloads Have Started

    Turn on those Windows 7 and 8.1 computers!! There's a hidden folder that appeared today $windows-BT (- should be a tilda but none available here). Look down the content list under Sources in the folder and you'll see the ESD file once it loads - around 3GB. I have three computers to work with - 2 were Insider Program and 1 (my daughter's) is not, but they all got the download.

    I got the heads up from another website that announced the start of the downloads. You cannot install until that last bit of code arrives tomorrow however - supposed to be tonight after midnight (Eastern Standard Time)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 24
    Win10 Home
       28 Jul 2015 #7

    Windows Update tried to download, (and install?), this update before 9am, British Summer Time, but the process failed and there seems to be no way to retry it at the moment by checking for updates. Maybe I go to the back of the queue if there is a failed update.

    Well it seems that Update tried again to download this update, and failed again on my desktop computer. Nothing so far on either of my laptops.

    Last edited by vivski; 28 Jul 2015 at 11:29.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. Joined : Apr 2014
    Posts : 599
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (14971)
       28 Jul 2015 #8

    I got the full download to my 7 Home Premium system, but nothing yet to my 8.1 Pro system.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. Joined : Jun 2015
    Western NC
    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1/Windows 10 x64
       28 Jul 2015 #9

    Checking for updates on 8.1 is SLOW right now. Something's going on.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. Joined : Jun 2015
    Western NC
    Posts : 27
    Windows 8.1/Windows 10 x64
       28 Jul 2015 #10

    And after a small important update, I have 8 more optional ones...although they are all labeled security.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 14 12311 ... LastLast

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Windows 10 (x86 build 10130) stuck on loading windows screen
I tried to upgrade my Windows 7 laptop to Windows 10 but after it restarted, it got stuck on the loading screen. Please Help!!!
Installation and Setup
Page loading seems to be getting worse on all platforms...
Hi All, Is this just me or is this getting to be a real PITA? Over the past two years (I've been using the web for a many years) I've been noticing increasing difficulty in getting pages to load quickly and without lockups/hangs. This is...
Browsers and Email
Issue with Loading text files and some applications
ok when i load some application's it just seems to freeze and do nothing same with text files this link here will show same thing with the iwi as well and i know you can use winrar to...
Software and Apps
Windows Update, infinite loading
I'm on build 9926 and I have this issue when I open Windows Update, it will just load infinitely. No error codes, no display text, just a loading indicator that lasts forever. I was wondering if anyone here had that problem and if someone knows how...
Windows Updates and Activation
Windows 10 Loading Screen doesn't continue
I'm having a trouble of it installing on Oracle VirtualBox, I mount the iso then start. 5573 It should have a loading ring below it (Just like in Windows 8) But it only stays like that like it doesn't do anything at all. I need help :\
Installation and Setup
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:05.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums