Windows 10: can Windows.old files be swapped?

Discus and support can Windows.old files be swapped? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I still have a Windows.old file from a previous upgrade from 1909 to 2004. I have renamed it so it can't be auto-deleted. I have also extended the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Bob1212, May 4, 2021 at 6:17 AM.

  1. Bob1212 Win User

    can Windows.old files be swapped?


    I still have a Windows.old file from a previous upgrade from 1909 to 2004. I have renamed it so it can't be auto-deleted. I have also extended the expiry out to the max 60 days, so it is not expired yet anyway. But if I try a repair-install, then that procedure will create a now Windows.old, correct? If so, can I rename that to get it out of the way, then use the original Windows.old to revert to the previous major version? Or does Windows keep track of whatever Windows.old is produced, by means of a hash or whatever? Thanks.

    :)
     
  2. Steve C Win User

    A swap file question

    Do you mean the swap file or page file? The swap file is generally small c. 16MB.
     
  3. A swap file question

    Hello
    from my research and past experience, I have been led to believe that
    1-the swop file should be 1.5 x RAM
    2-It should not be on multiple drives
    3-C drive swap file holds crash dump files, so not sure if that should have a swap file as well as another HDD

    however now I see MS suggest a max of 3x RAM and another site suggested creating a separate partition just for the swap file, to this end I have created a swap file partition of 32 GB ( set min & max to 32GB to prevent fragmentation or does this matter in this instance ? )

    I am certain from what I read that this has been discussed very often, but with conflicting info, would like a definitive answer, also can performance suffer if the swap file is too big ?

    this is For a 64 BIT PC.....it’s getting a bit old now, was looking at how to improve performance, as the CPU often maxes at 100% when doing video conversions, during which time even slows down file copying .
     
    reddwarf4ever, May 5, 2021 at 5:09 AM
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    can Windows.old files be swapped?

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
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