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Windows 7: "$UPGRADE.~OS" dir has appeared at C:\ top level ??

15 Nov 2015   #1
apb

win 7 pro x64
 
 
"$UPGRADE.~OS" dir has appeared at C:\ top level ??

A directory called ""$UPGRADE.~OS" has appeared under C:\ on my machine. I suspect this is due to windows preparing to upgrade me to win 10, although I have not installed the KBs that do that.

I see on the internet that folks have asked about this dir in the past, even 7 years ago (with no intelligent answers), so it must be something that windows creates when it is getting ready to do an upgrade.

So, my questions:

1. Why did this suddenly appear (2 days ago), at an hour that I was not doing updates?

2. What are the consequences if I delete this dir? (It is over 1GB.) For example, will windows at some future time just spend hours thrashing about to just recreate it?

Thanks.

--peter


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15 Nov 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep win-10 is here and the preparation updates have been installed
As far as a intelligent reply I have no idea
Scared and Very Confused - Windows 10

But here's a list of the prep updates
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ml#post3152683
All except this one is not related to 10
Code:
wusa /uninstall /kb:971033 /quiet /norestart
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15 Nov 2015   #3
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Beyond automatically downloading, Win10 has actually been caught trying to install itself on Win7 systems unbidden and unannounced. It was a mistake, says MS, and has been corrected. You may be seeing the remnants of such an attempt.
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16 Nov 2015   #4
apb

win 7 pro x64
 
 
Oops, never nind...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul1149 View Post
Beyond automatically downloading, Win10 has actually been caught trying to install itself on Win7 systems unbidden and unannounced. It was a mistake, says MS, and has been corrected. You may be seeing the remnants of such an attempt.
Ok, this is embarrassing...

It turns out that I misread the date stamps of the dir and its files. Rather than a couple of days ago, it was a couple of days ago plus 7 months. So, my question is totally bogus -- this was leftover crud (still an MS bug, but an obvious one) from a failure to install a new system disk back then.

Uh, never mind...
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16 Nov 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Well win-10 prep updating did start being pushed out I believe the day before April fools day Ironic isn't it
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