Windows 10: Windows.old folder appears after first Windows 10 update

  1.    30 Jul 2016 #1

    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?
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  2.    31 Jul 2016 #2

    aedum said: View Post
    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    31 Jul 2016 #3

    cereberus said: View Post
    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.
    Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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