Patch Tuesday

#1
Hi ! Strange things happened today on patch Tuesday. I noticed some icons missing on my desk top. Started looking for the reason. I discovered that my C drive had gained 20+ GB's. Why would it do that? I discovered that Windows had installed W10 on my PC. That's strange because I have had a working W10 OS for for a long time now. Any way I now have my missing Apps back and I cleaned all the trash off my C drive and got my 20+ GB's back. Has anyone else had this experience or know why this happened. I guess MS wanted to make sure I up graded to W10. Thank you MS, but I already up graded to W10.:l:
Thanks!
PS! I know you will have a reply @Neemobeer ;)
 


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Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#2
It could be a new build release. Enable show system files and see if you have a folder C:\$Windows.~BT or C:\$Windows.WS. You can also use du.exe to narrow down what folders are taking up space. Disk Usage
 


#3
Hi @Neemobeer I forgot how to tell which build I have. I think you nailed it about being a new build. Not worried about Disk Usage. That's a good program however!. Thanks for your reply!
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#4
Quick way to see your build
  • Press [Windows key + r]
  • Type winver
 


#5
Hi I think I found it! Is this the latest build??
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#8
I guess I'm good to go then?? Thanks for your replies friend! I 'm on my second bourbon, so it's about my bed time.
Thanks for your help.
 


MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#9
Hi

I got the same thing this morning, I thought it was just going to be an update and it reinstalled the whole thing.

I didn't have time to sit down and see if I can tell what's different today, like if it fixed Cortana or anything like that.

I'll try and figure it out tomorrow.

The extra 20 Gigabytes on your hard drive was the Windows.old file it created during the install.
Mine is just about 20 Gigabytes too.


Mike
 


#10
Hi @MikeHawthorne ! Thanks for your reply! Yes I got rid of the 20GB's. It was a surprise to me also. All seems to be well now.
If it goes crazy, I always have my good old Macrium Reflect to restore back to!;)
 


davehc

Essential Member
Premium Supporter
#11
I'm confuse (easily done). Are you guys chatting about insider builds/updates?. I have s deserted that, but I have had that build for a little while now??

See Kemical's post:
Windows 10 update history
 


#12
Hi! @davehc I have read @kemical 's post! My PC just up graded yesterday. I have no clue what MS does, nor why they do it!
My PC upgraded to the new build as shown in my replies in this thread! I have been running W10 for a long time.
PS Your not the only one confused. I stay confused. Welcome to the club of confused!:rofl:
 


davehc

Essential Member
Premium Supporter
#13
Well, that is the source of my confusion. The update should not have been , for you guys, a complete reinstall??

This is the description:
"If you have installed previous updates, only the new fixes that are contained in this package will be downloaded and installed to your computer. If you are installing a Windows 10 update package for the first time, the package for the x86 version is 383 MB and the package for the x64 version is 645 MB."
 


#14
Hi @davehc I have had the W10 up grade for a very long time. I used the MCT to up grade my W7to W10.
IMHO MS up dated a completely new build on patch Tuesday. I'm not the sharpest crayon in the box, but it sure seemed like it was a new up grade build to me, or install . My computer vocabulary leaves a lot to be be desired. Patch Tuesday installed a different W10 on my PC as far as I'm concerned.;);):(
It looks different and it works different!
 


#15
It sure looks like MS installed a new build on patch Tuesday on My PC!;);):( It's my bed time! I'll continue this tomorrow if you need more info. just ask and I'll give it my best shot!
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davehc

Essential Member
Premium Supporter
#16
No info required. Just puzzled at the complete install.

Sys.png





Winver.png
 


MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#17
Hi

I'm showing version 10586.164 now.
I'm not sure what it was before the reinstall.



I have no idea why it completely reinstalled Windows but things are working better then before the update.

Mike
 


#18
To early for me to tell! I had to reinstall Speccy and CCleaner and clean up the 20GB of left overs! Did that with disk clean up and CCleaner!
My External hard drive was showing up twice in file explorer. I fixed that with this with this cool tool by Shawn Brink.
Drives in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10
 


davehc

Essential Member
Premium Supporter
#19
Just open a run box and type winver
 


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