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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #11
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by zbook View Post
    How did you discover the problem?
    Just a wild guess. He remembered he had disabled the wifi card because it was giving him trouble of some kind. That triggered the thought to yank it. Probably roached or defective and driving the sys nuts!
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #12
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    Windows 10 Pro v1709
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    Quote Originally Posted by zbook View Post
    How did you discover the problem?
    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    Just a wild guess. He remembered he had disabled the wifi card because it was giving him trouble of some kind. That triggered the thought to yank it. Probably roached or defective and driving the sys nuts!
    That is exactly right. Some time ago, Windows stopped booting for me, so I went into Safe Mode and disabled several things.
    I only disabled devices I didn't care about (on-board audio jacks because I have a sound card, on-board video because I have a GPU, Wi-Fi card because I'm on Ethernet, etc.)

    After starting this thread, I decided to re-enable all of the disabled things one by one, and went to the motherboard manufacturer's website to download updated drivers.
    There was only a Wi-Fi card driver for Win7 & 8, and when I tried to enable it, the system crashed hard. Mouse froze, no BSOD.

    I thought, "Huh, that's an awful lot like the crash I get when I'm updating. I wonder if in all Microsoft's infinite wisdom, they told the update installer to re-enable disabled devices MID UPGRADE? You know, because users disable things for no reason."

    Lo and behold, after a system crash and power-down, I removed the card, and re-attempted the download of 1709 from the Media Creation Tool. Success.

    This was after four days, one hundreds reboots, several beers, and a lot of cussing.
    I think I also swore I'd switch to Linux, but I'm a gamer first, Linux user second, so that's not happening. I needs my Steam library and my Fallouts.
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #13
    Join Date : Oct 2017
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    Windows 10 Pro v1703 build 15063.675

    Windows Update to 1079 be aware that it creates a Windows.old folder. it appears to be a full backup. on my system it took up alot of space and has over 100k files! i'm gonna delete it.
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  4.    4 Weeks Ago #14
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
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    Quote Originally Posted by biker66 View Post
    Windows Update to 1079 be aware that it creates a Windows.old folder. it appears to be a full backup. on my system it took up alot of space and has over 100k files! i'm gonna delete it.
    It's suppose to. Safe way is to run Disk Cleanup, not just delete the folder.

    Open and Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #15
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    Windows 10 Pro v1703 build 15063.675

    ah yes i had to google for that info. use Disk Clean Up not File Manager to delete.
    I believe Windows will delete the folder after one month and its just there in case you want to roll-back to the earlier Windows.
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  6.    4 Weeks Ago #16
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by biker66 View Post
    ah yes i had to google for that info. use Disk Clean Up not File Manager to delete.
    I believe Windows will delete the folder after one month and its just there in case you want to roll-back to the earlier Windows.
    You know, you could have just looked in the tutorials here on TenForums.
    Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10
    You'd be hard-pressed to find a question that doesn't have a tutorial about it

    It used to be 30 days before it was deleted automatically, but since the Anniversary Update that was reduced to 10 days.
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  7.    4 Weeks Ago #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    You know, you could have just looked in the tutorials here on TenForums.
    Delete Windows.old Folder in Windows 10
    You'd be hard-pressed to find a question that doesn't have a tutorial about it

    It used to be 30 days before it was deleted automatically, but since the Anniversary Update that was reduced to 10 days.
    Yep! That's Option #1, right up front, in the tut I posted for him. And option #1 in yours.
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