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    Clean out that 'Windows10Upgrade' folder


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    Clean out that 'Windows10Upgrade' folder


    By Fred Langa

    Some Win10-update roll-back files might now be stored in the Windows10Upgrade folder and not in Windows.old; here's how to clean out both.

    Plus: A reader's USB ports stopped working after a Win10 upgrade, and another reader gets an extremely obscure Internal BCLK = 100 error.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/langalist-plus/clean-out-that-windows10upgrade-folder/ (opens in a new window/tab).

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    I recently tried a manual 1607 (AU) upgrade of my desktop but it would get part way along and fail with a vague reason. Coincidentally, my tablet decided to automatically update the same day. That was successful.

    I recently discovered the Windows10Upgrade folder but it was on my USB backup drive. I don't use Windows backup system. It's 2.88 GB
    The folder has not emptied after 10 days but perhaps because the update failed. Its shown no sign of being offered yet.

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    I'm still on 1511 but somewhere along the way I picked up a Windows.old directory and have found that it's impossible to get rid of. Windows cleanup won't remove it and it cannot be deleted - keeps saying it needs SYSTEM permissions.
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    No windows.old or windows10upgrade folders

    Fred, I found a third scenario. Sometime shortly before updating from 1511 to AU I had removed windows.old. I manually upgraded to AU now I have neither windows.old nor windows10upgrade folders. Even after 6 weeks and many automatic updates neither has appeared. I did notice a few lines in the setuperr.log but none of them seem to relate.
    setuperr.log:
    Error MOUPG CInstallUI::GetDefaultLanguage(1715): Result = 0x80070002[gle=0x00000002]
    2016-08-23 14:23:40, Error MOUPG CSetupManager::GetDUSetupResults(5249): Result = 0x80070490
    2016-08-23 14:23:42, Error MOUPG CDlpTask::Cancel(979): Result = 0xC1800104
    2016-08-23 14:23:42, Error MOUPG CDlpTask::Cancel(979): Result = 0xC1800104
    2016-08-23 14:23:42, Error MOUPG CDlpTask::Cancel(979): Result = 0xC1800104
    2016-08-23 14:23:42, Error MOUPG CDlpTask::Cancel(979): Result = 0xC1800104
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    If you don't have them, there's nothing to delete.

    Simples.

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    I did the cumulative update to 1607, 14393.321 yesterday and thought I'd check to see how much space old Windows Update files were using.
    I certainly did not expect 3.99TB dcu for c.jpg

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