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#1 bwrighttwo

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:12 PM

Anyone know why I would have these files when I have never upgraded from Vista? The machine has always been Windows 7. Thanks for all input.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:42 PM

Hi -
This is the usual way to explain them ........ So you’ve upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 and you’re wondering what those new hidden folders are doing in the root of your system drive, wasting 1+ GB of space. They are system protected, so should you really delete them?

Not exactly sure why they exist, but here is a way to remove them if you wish >>>
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/6685/what-are-the-inplace.tr-and-windows.q-folders-and-can-i-delete-them/

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:49 PM

I have not upgraded. Why would they be present at all?

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:43 PM

Hi -
Sorry but I can not give you that answer as I have searched my Win 7 Home Premium 32bit and they do not exist.
This may be because I have used Disk Cleanup on a regular basis since I had the computer, or there may be another reason.

I also do all the regular things like Disk Check, Defrag, and I also run Antivirus and Antimalware programs every day.
These files do not exist, and I have never noticed them, but then this is the first time I have ever heard of them.

Did the solution I posted work for you, as it is one of the few actual solutions listed that I could find -

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:50 PM

This issue can occur if Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) was downloaded by Windows Update but has not yet been installed.


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:01 PM

Thanks m0le -
I missed that one because I thought it still related to Vista to Win7 upgrade -

@ bwrighttwo -
Have you updated to Windows7 SP1 yet, and how did you do it ??
Was it by Windows Updates or by a download version ?? This may be the answer you are looking for -

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:54 PM

That machine was done via a new Windows 7 disk using original key. Not the key from the new disk. I did delete files using disk cleanup. I did leave the upgrade logs though. I now have another question. I just noticed another machine I have is now running "Windows 7 Enterprise" It was also re-installed with the same Home Prem. disk. I think? :crazy: :crazy: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: Sorry, but I now know how to use these cartoon things. :hysterical:

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:31 PM

That machine was done via a new Windows 7 disk using original key. Not the key from the new disk. I did delete files using disk cleanup. I did leave the upgrade logs though. I now have another question. I just noticed another machine I have is now running "Windows 7 Enterprise" It was also re-installed with the same Home Prem. disk. I think? :crazy: :crazy: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: Sorry, but I now know how to use these cartoon things. :hysterical:

Why use the "cartoon things" at all ?

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:18 AM

<<I just noticed another machine I have is now running "Windows 7 Enterprise".>>

Enterprise is a volume-licensing edition, attuned to business users.

No Enterprise edition of Windows should be expected to be on a home user system, IMO.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/next-steps/license-options.aspx

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:46 PM

How could this be possible without installing this version? I know for a fact that I have only installed 7 Home Premium.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:22 PM

<<I just noticed another machine I have is now running "Windows 7 Enterprise" It was also re-installed with the same Home Prem.>>

Reinstalled from what ?? Did the computer once have another version installed, or are you confused ??

Read this Wiki article and it shows that they are not related in any way -

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:12 AM

I think I figured out how this happened. I will let you know for sure when I check it. Thanks for all the input. Well, almost all the input.




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