This folder is used by the Windows 10 Updater, it contains update logs and files downloaded by the Windows update process.
How to delete the $WINDOWS.~BT folder?
The folder can be deleted e.g. when an upgrade from windows 7 / 8 to Windows 10 failed and you want to free up space on the hard disk. This folder is protected, you can't remove it with the Windows Explorer. Use these steps:
Open a terminal Window in administrator mode and run the command
Source: Microsoft Answers
The “Get Windows 10” icon in the tray has been installed as part of the KB3035583 Windows update.
To remove that icon permanently uninstall this update in the windows software center. The Windows update function might offer this update again in future, so don't forget to hide it in Windows update so that it does not come back.
If you still see the icon after uninstalling and a reboot, then check if there are still files of the update in C:\Windows\System32\GWX. If that's the case, delete this directory.
Do you like to update your PC the traditional way by booting from a USB stick or DVD instead of using the Windows update function? Or want to do a fresh install to get a clean System?
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Still waiting for the Windows 10 update to begin on your Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC? Here are the steps to start the update immediately.
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You like to get a clear view of your filesystem to find the files and folders that take up all the space on the hard drive? Then WinDirStat is the right tool for you, it is a free (OpenSource) program that has been originally developed under the name KDirStat for the Linux KDE Desktop.
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You have a laptop and want to use it as a second monitor to mirror or extend your Windows Desktop? Here are some options for the different Windows versions.
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Sometimes you might want to download an entire website e.g. to archive it or read it offline. This tutorial will show you which application can be used on Windows and Linux.
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To enable virtualization on a machine with a Z77X-UDH3 motherboard run the BIOS by hitting Del while booting the computer.
Once inside click on the BIOS Features tab and look for the Intel Virtualization Technology entry. If it's set on Disabled, set it on Enabled. Afterwards save the changes made to your settings and quit the BIOS using the last tab from the main tab-line.
In some cases when you try to get a virtual machine running with Virtualbox or similar virtualization software you will get an error stating that 'VT-X is not available'. This relates to BIOS settings which, depending on your processor, determine whether your computer is able to virtualize stuff. These settings are not set automatically however, so it's worth a look into your BIOS whether you can actually change the setting and if your processor allows it.
The keyword to look for in the settings is 'Virtualization', it's probably placed in some advanced tab if there are some of those in your BIOS.
To see how it's done with a Z77X-UDH3 motherboard by Gigabyte see this post: Gigabyte Z77X-UDH3
While SkyDrive needed complex folder mapping to be accessed from your computer's file system in the past it is now possible to download a desktop app from the Microsoft website: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/skydrive/download
Scroll down and click the Download the desktop app button to start downlowding. Install it afterwards by double-clicking the executable:
After the installation your SkyDrive folder will be placed in your User's folder by default: