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Windows 7: Folders created after end of upgrade offer

11 Aug 2016   #1
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Folders created after end of upgrade offer

I thought that the free W10 offer finished 2016-07-29.

Look what I found on my W7 OS partition:
Folders created after end of upgrade offer-w10-still-trying-01.png





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12 Aug 2016   #2
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I thought that the free W10 offer finished 2016-07-29.

Look what I found on my W7 OS partition:
Attachment 390432
Strange! You haven't downloaded the Media Creation Tool for either 8.1 or 10 have you? Those two folders are also created when those tools are run.
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12 Aug 2016   #3
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Possibly ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I thought that the free W10 offer finished 2016-07-29.

Look what I found on my W7 OS partition:
Attachment 390432
Strange! You haven't downloaded the Media Creation Tool for either 8.1 or 10 have you? Those two folders are also created when those tools are run.
I did run the MCT back in April when I tried to download a W10 ISO.
However that tool is so badly designed (like a lot of W10 interfaces) that I ended up with the wrong version of W10.

I did run it recently (up to the "select your version" stage) to compare it with screenshots on TenForums.
It's possible that was on 2016-07-31, I'm not sure.
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13 Aug 2016   #4
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I thought that the free W10 offer finished 2016-07-29.

Look what I found on my W7 OS partition:
Attachment 390432
Strange! You haven't downloaded the Media Creation Tool for either 8.1 or 10 have you? Those two folders are also created when those tools are run.
I did run the MCT back in April when I tried to download a W10 ISO.
However that tool is so badly designed (like a lot of W10 interfaces) that I ended up with the wrong version of W10.

I did run it recently (up to the "select your version" stage) to compare it with screenshots on TenForums.
It's possible that was on 2016-07-31, I'm not sure.
They must have been created when you ran the MCT. Those folders do get created early in the process. I haven't seen any other reports of those folders showing up from the free upgrade after July 29th.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Aug 2016   #5
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Mystery Solved

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post

Strange! You haven't downloaded the Media Creation Tool for either 8.1 or 10 have you? Those two folders are also created when those tools are run.
I did run the MCT back in April when I tried to download a W10 ISO.
However that tool is so badly designed (like a lot of W10 interfaces) that I ended up with the wrong version of W10.

I did run it recently (up to the "select your version" stage) to compare it with screenshots on TenForums.
It's possible that was on 2016-07-31, I'm not sure.
They must have been created when you ran the MCT. Those folders do get created early in the process. I haven't seen any other reports of those folders showing up from the free upgrade after July 29th.
You are correct.

I just deleted the folders and then ran the MCT, whilst watching the C partition in Windows Explorer.

The MCT creates those folders as one of its very first actions (even before displaying the license preamble).

Thanks Brds7t7.
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