Windows 10: Windows.old folder appears after first Windows 10 update
Windows.old folder appears after first Windows 10 update
I bought a netbook earlier in the week and it came with Windows 10 pre installed. Everything was fine but during the first round of updates (one of which was named 'Windows Home' something or other) it restarted my PC and looked to be clean installing Windows 10, as if updating from Windows 7 or 8. It took way, way longer than a normal update and I've seen this done on my PC and it looks like this: http://tualatinweb.com/new/wp-conten...ng-windows.jpg
And now I have a windows.old folder as if a new operating system is now running and I now have way less space on my 32GB drive. Not only this, but there is now no visible record of any of the other updates installed previous to the 'Windows Home', except for a few 'updates' I am able to remove that were installed before the laptop was even built. It has me worried that my system has somehow been compromised. Now I can't even access the Update section of settings.
This can't be normal, can it?
Perfectly normal - pc just upgraded itself to build 10586 from old build 10240. PC has probably just been sitting on shelf a few months.
Run disk cleanup, select to remove old system files, and click all boxes in pop up list.
The update list is reset at build upgrade.
Incidentally, same will happen soon when new version is rolled out starting Aug 2nd.
When I click on a folder on my desktop quick access appears instead of the folder content.
I've just updated to w10 insider preview build 14361 but I have had this problem since build 14352.
I have updated the computer to windows 10 Build 1511, Through windows update !!
this is the latest November major update not a new instillation.
This is very strange i can use the computer and access all my files however i have no access to...
Just to point out that I found a windows.old folder on both my PCs after the '1511' update.
I wasn't expecting that!
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