windows setup question

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by RanCorX2, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. RanCorX2

    RanCorX2 MDL Addicted

    Jul 19, 2009
    couldn't find out if this had been asked before, is it possible to make the first part of windows setup run windowed? the part that is fullscreen when you do an upgrade / install from within windows?
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

    Jul 29, 2009
    AFAIK, that could only be done using the 'Update' function! You could still select NOT to keep any Data and Settings etc., which works like a clean install. Still, the Old Windows would be kept for to go 'back' if the user decides to do so!
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  3. It will put your old installation in Windows.old folder after you upgrade to Win 10. You should keep it for a while, just as a refuge . If you get customized to Win 10 you can delete Windows.old but the procedure for deletion requires several steps.
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

    Oct 30, 2009
    The step for deletion is cleanup disk/system files. He will be able to return to the previous install for one week.
  5. Yes, just needed to mention because many ppl just enter logic but a tricky right-click-delete Windows.old and the process won't finish, and as usual, stops at some .dll .bat .vbs or similar that is unable to delete because "it is being used by another process". This is frustrating.
  6. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Expert

    Nov 26, 2012
    Sorry, but why do not you use the old good Windows own "Disk Cleanup" or specially created CCleaner command on the "Advanced" line "Old Windows Installation"?
    Of course, those files must be unlocked before they can be deleted or wiped (if HDD), but the above given programs will do it all automatically.
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  7. In these scenarios I think it’s much better to use MS’s options,third party apps can make some damage.Just my opinion,MS support recommends .Had an experience whith another issue first they asked was if I used any third party app,and as I had used (cannot remember something with modifying registry) support sessions lasted like 3 hrs.