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Windows 7: Move Windows 10 installation folder ($Windows.~BT)

11 Oct 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
Move Windows 10 installation folder ($Windows.~BT)

Is it possible to move the Windows 10 downloaded installation files/folder, $Windows.~BT? I would like to reinstall Windows 7 before upgrading to Windows 10, but want to backup the Windows 10 installation files first so I don't lose them and have to download them again.

The reason I want to reinstall Windows 7 first is because it is an old, corrupt installation with a lot of junk (old programs etc) that I would like to get rid of before upgrading to Windows 10.

I have seen plenty of instructions for deleting this folder, but I haven't found anything about moving it to another hard drive. I have tried moving it, but much of it remains unmovable. Would booting into DOS or LINUX work? Any help appreciated, thanks.

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17 Oct 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

It would be easier to use the Media Creation Tool to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 that try moving that folder.
I'm not sure how long the install.wim (or install.esd) file remains. That's the major part of the download.

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 Move Windows 10 installation folder ($Windows.~BT)

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