Windows 10: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast Build 16294 for PC Insider

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  1.    21 Sep 2017 #140

    cereberus said: View Post
    Well, there has clearly been a significant change. My tablet only had about 3 GB spare, nowhere near enough for windows.old. I put the iso on my SD card, and attached 32GB USB drive formatted as NTFS.

    It canme up with a screen I had never seen, saying I needed at least an extra 0.5GB on internal storage and at least 10 GB on USB drive.

    Did a disk cleanup to get the extra 0.5 GB easily enough. Now upgrading to 16251 slow ring iso version. I am confident windows.old will turn up on external drive, then I will try the rollback.

    This is a very good improvement. I think it must have come with CU as I never got it to work before without uninstalling stuff.
    Damn -crapped out with failed in safe OS phase error. I need to recharge tablet and try again tomorrow!
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  2. Posts : 2,834
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       21 Sep 2017 #141

    AndreTen said: View Post
    I really like to Windows handle cleaning temporary files by itself... but determining size of them could be better... (disk cleanup shows correct size)
    Try looking in Storage for an accurate assessment.
    Click on drive for a complete breakdown size of files and apps.
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  3. Posts : 13,600
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       21 Sep 2017 #142

    dencal said: View Post
    Try looking in Storage for an accurate assessment.
    Click on drive for a complete breakdown size of files and apps.
    Background image was from Storage (in Settings). Disk cleanup was giving much more accurate numbers. (I know where to look at :))
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  4. Posts : 159
    W10 Pro x64. W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview
       21 Sep 2017 #143

    hawkman said: View Post
    Has anyone else who has performed a clean install had their c/users/????, (since 3 builds ago)
    changed from name - to the first 5 digits of their MS login
    Roy
    Yes, that happened to me. Had me puzzled, thanks for confirming I'm not alone.
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  5.    21 Sep 2017 #144

    AndreTen said: View Post
    Background image was from Storage (in Settings). Disk cleanup was giving much more accurate numbers. (I know where to look at :))
    I have found Disk Cleanup to be a better tool than the Setting/Storage/Free Up Space option since it does not remove Delivery Optimization Files - have to use Disk Clean Up - this was 3.5 GB on the last upgrade.

    I cannot remember the last time I did a clean install of Pro x64 Insider - just keep upgrading - is there anywhere I could find this out?
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  6.    21 Sep 2017 #145

    lmod said: View Post
    Yes, that happened to me. Had me puzzled, thanks for confirming I'm not alone.
    Clean installs always do this from day 1 of Windows 10 if you set it up with MS account.

    Trick is to set up with local account first, choose whatever name you like, then change account frtom local to MS afterwards.
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  8. Posts : 14,410
    Windows 10 Pro
       21 Sep 2017 #147

    lmod said: View Post
    Yes, that happened to me. Had me puzzled, thanks for confirming I'm not alone.
    When clean installing and setting up the initial user account as Microsoft Account (MSA), or later on creating new users using MSA, the user profile and its folder will be named with a maximum 5 characters long abbreviation following quite clear guidelines:

    1.) If MSA email contains two alphanumerical strings separated with a dot (typically firstname.lastname@AnyEmail.com)
    • First string (firstname) 5 or more characters:
      • User profile name will be the first 5 characters
      • larry.laffer@AnyEmail.com > profile name larry
      • alexander.laffer@AnyEmail.com > profile name alexa
    • First string 4 or less characters:
      • User profile name will contain all characters from first string plus additional characters from second string to form a 5 character string, shorter if combined length of both strings is 4 characters or less
      • jane.doe@AnyEmail.com > profile name janed
      • max.laffer@AnyEmail.com > profile name maxla
      • j.lo@AnyEmail.com > profile name jlo

    2.) If MSA email only contains one string (for example firstnamelastname@AnyEmail.com)
    • String contains 5 or more characters:
      • User profile name will be the first 5 characters
      • tenforums@AnyEmail.com > profile name tenfo
      • johndoe@AnyEmail.com > profile name johnd
    • String contains 4 or less characters:
      • User profile name will be the string as it is
      • kari@AnyEmail.com > profile name kari
      • joe@AnyEmail.com > profile name joe
      • kf@AnyEmail.com > profile name kf

    Only way to work around this is to always install Windows and set up additional users with a local account which gives user profile the preferred name, then sign in to that account and switch to a Microsoft account.

    Kari
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  9. Posts : 35,404
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       21 Sep 2017 #148

    24c said: View Post
    I have found Disk Cleanup to be a better tool than the Setting/Storage/Free Up Space option since it does not remove Delivery Optimization Files - have to use Disk Clean Up - this was 3.5 GB on the last upgrade.

    I cannot remember the last time I did a clean install of Pro x64 Insider - just keep upgrading - is there anywhere I could find this out?
    @24c

    Command prompt, type systeminfo....let it cook for a few seconds. Look for Original Install Date a few lines down.

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  10.    21 Sep 2017 #149

    Hi Kari,
    Thanks for the explaination,
    Just get used to using my MS login, Outlook.
    COMPLETELY forgot to use install Offline

    Roy
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