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$Windows.~WS has 2.7 GB in the folder and does not install the Windows 10 upgrade RRS feed

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  • The Windows 10 upgrade has been downloading since last year (by 56 Kbps phone modem).  Broadband will not be availabe untill 2020 (Verizon).  BITC4F8.tmp has 2.56 GB (2,758,186,330 bytes); the size of the file has not changed in months; each time the computer is connected to the internet a new day and time date shows up on the file; making it appear as if it had just been updated that day. 

    The upgrade shows up in the Windows Update optional updates.  The critial updates do not download unless all of the optional update boxes are unchecked; once the critial updates and optional updates are downloaded the upgrade box checkes itself.  The upgrade does not release bandwidth; it acts like a virus keeping browsers from working (This is being sent by a different computer).   The computer is set up to receive all updates; and before the upgrade was started the automatic updating worked; all of the browsers worked.

    The Microsoft Community Forum said to download the ISO file.  Do I delete the $Windows.~WS folder to stop the upgrade to Windows 10?  Or is there a way to force the Windows 10 installation; because it appears that it has been downloaded?

    This other computer can not be used to start the ISO file downloading; because if the same virus effect were to start, a factory reinstall of the VISTA operating system would have to be done to remove the virus of the download.


    • Edited by joechenkin Saturday, March 19, 2016 3:54 PM
    Saturday, March 19, 2016 3:52 PM