Windows 10: "Reset this pc" did not delete the file windows.old even when i chose to delete everything...

Discus and support "Reset this pc" did not delete the file windows.old even when i chose to delete everything... in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Does this mean that resetting my pc was not successful or does this process delete everything besides that folder ? Also does this mean there may be... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by SammySaleh, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. "Reset this pc" did not delete the file windows.old even when i chose to delete everything...


    Does this mean that resetting my pc was not successful or does this process delete everything besides that folder ?

    Also does this mean there may be some other things that my laptop may have not deleted some other things ? Or is it only this folder that is able to remain there without getting deleted ?


    I am using Windows 10.

    :)
     
    SammySaleh, Sep 4, 2018
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  2. M3cael Win User

    Only write one number to log file and delete old ones?

    Hey,

    I'm trying to have some software read from a .text file a number (GPU Temp) but the software will only the first number in a list (Or the first anything)

    Is there a way to have to log file delete the previous entries and write the new number in it's place without any headers?


    EDIT:

    Sorry I'll try again.

    I have some webcam software that can read a number (or whatever) from a text file and then it displays the number as an overlay.

    See here: http://10.244.193.13:8081/

    I was trying to use GPU-z to do this but as it logs as a list the webcam software can't update properly (also it reads the headings of the file and displays them instead)

    Is there anyway to alter the logging to only output just the number (GPU Temp) and to delete the old numbers so the new value is the only value in the file.
     
    M3cael, Sep 6, 2018
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  3. Anusha Win User
    C windows installer folder - Delete?

    He can do symbolic link redirection and move the files in it to a different location. *Wink "Reset this pc" did not delete the file windows.old even when i chose to delete everything... ;)
    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, Sep 6, 2018
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  4. xman2007 Win User

    "Reset this pc" did not delete the file windows.old even when i chose to delete everything...

    Cannot delete files in Temp

    im quite sure none of them are spyware perflib perfdata is just a temp file created by windows (or maybe a program you have installed) ive had the same thing and after a while of googling found them to be harmless i think they will dissapear on there own or you can delete them when there no longer needed by the system, try a washer program and see if that gets rid of them, i used to use a trial version of window washer but havent used this in a while so dont know weather they still do a trial or wether it comes with any kind of spyware as its a trial. but a washing program usually cleans everything if its a good one.

    also try booting into safemode as administrator and deleting the files.
     
    xman2007, Sep 6, 2018
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