Windows 10: How to trigger the install of C:\$Windows.~bt

Discus and support How to trigger the install of C:\$Windows.~bt in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Since v1809 had a bad reputation, to test whether the v1809 update was viable, I made clones of my v1803 system, then on a clone ran the SetUp.exe for... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Joseph PHILIPPA, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. How to trigger the install of C:\$Windows.~bt


    Since v1809 had a bad reputation, to test whether the v1809 update was viable, I made clones of my v1803 system, then on a clone ran the SetUp.exe for v1809-on-the-USB-stick, because I was told that an upgrade can not be done by booting from the USB. The first clone failed to update because of "0x8007023E - 0x2000C The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during APPLY_IMAGE operation." About a week later, I tried again with a later clone on a different HDD. It succeeded. So then I ran it in my 'original' system (source of the clones), but again got "0x8007023E - 0x2000C The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during APPLY_IMAGE operation.". In the meantime the C:\$Windows.~BT has reached size 3.07Gb or 2.88Gb-size-on-Disk, so I thought maybe it might auto-update satisfactorily - as I had found a laptop do. So I would like to trigger the start of the (auto)update at a time that suits me - what is the a way to do that ?

    :)
     
    Joseph PHILIPPA, Dec 7, 2018
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  2. Kari Win User

    Different install.esd in C:\RecoveryImage and C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources


    When upgrading, Windows 10 creates the folder C:\Recoveryimage to store the files to revert the upgrade if needed, meaning it contains the install.esd file from your previous build. The folder C:\$Windows.~BT stores the install files for the new, upgraded build, its install.esd being the one for the new, upgraded build.

    An example:

    • Build 10041 installed clean and upgraded to build 10049
      • ESD file in C:\Recoveryimage is build 10041
      • ESD file in C:\$Windows.~BT is build 10049
    • The same machine further upgraded to build 10074
      • ESD file in C:\Recoveryimage is build 10049
      • ESD file in C:\$Windows.~BT is build 10074
    • The same machine further upgraded to build 10130, skipping one build (10122)
      • ESD file in C:\Recoveryimage is build 10074
      • ESD file in C:\$Windows.~BT is build 10130
     
    Kari, Dec 7, 2018
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    could someone please list the steps they follow to install windows with a dual core processor and windows xp service pack to. I'm reletively new to amd dual core and i feel i'm missing a step. All help will be appreciated. thanx
     
    exodusprime1337, Dec 7, 2018
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  4. Anusha Win User

    How to trigger the install of C:\$Windows.~bt

    C windows installer folder - Delete?

    He can do symbolic link redirection and move the files in it to a different location. *Wink How to trigger the install of C:$Windows.~bt ;)
    Better try it out in a virtual of first. Just a suggestion.

    Like:
    First move everything in c:\windows\installer to d:\installercache
    Then delete c:\windows\installer folder
    Then type this in command mode as admin
    mklink /d c:\windows\installer d:\installercache

    Removing those installer files is a bad idea. it might prevent you from updating or uninstalling apps.
     
    Anusha, Dec 7, 2018
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