When I made that earlier post it was because a Windows icon had appeared in the system tray. As far as I remember I had never asked for notification or anything. I simply hid the icon.
Reading the ongoing threads here I went to look at the directory tree for c:\. Lo and behold I had the $Windows.~BT. A couple of directories, 3.nnGB.
Next day I had another look and there was more, including several files. The bottom one of which was setup.exe. Then .... Aahhhhhh!
As I coasted the cursor across to the tree list to check the overall size, I must have accidentally clicked setup.exe. It started downloading like mad.
Failing to manage to commit suicide, in the end I killed the download process through Task Manager, resolving to steer clear of that directory for a long time. I do not want to update that machine to Win 10 at this point in time. It does everything I want, and I don't want anything to fail due to drivers or whatever.
That I think was Saturday.
This evening I went to run a ttb speedtest and saw a new icon I've never seen before. Hover - "Restart your machine to complete the install". No indication of what I was about to install. Right-clicking didn't help.
Check the directory again and a load more stuff, with several new sub-directories modified today between 17:00 and 17:20. It's sitting there now in that state.
/me = idiot!
/Microsoft - utter PITA!! Why did they push the damn thing in the first place?
As I see it, I have two options.
1) Reboot tomorrow and waste a lot of time making sure I sort out any options offered. Hope all is well at the end.
2) Rename (which probably would not make any difference) or copy elsewhere the contents of the directory, or at least the most necessary-looking sub-directory. Reboot and see if my existing system lives.
Any ideas and advice please folks?
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