Disk Cleanup Not Listing Previous Windows Installation in Windows 10. Use the Storage Settings App to Delete Windows.old

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If you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8, the previous Windows installation folder (Windows.old) is retained for 30 days. After 30 days, the folder will be wiped out automatically by Windows. In case that doesn’t automatically happen, or Disk Cleanup doesn’t show up the Previous Windows installation option, there is another GUI option (that’s often overlooked) in Windows 10 to do the job easily.

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“Windows Defender Needs to Scan Your Computer” Message Appears Even if the System Was Recently Scanned

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Are you very often getting the message Windows Defender needs to scan your computer in the Action Center even though you’ve run a scan recently and updated the definitions? Also, when you open Windows Defender, it might read Potentially Unprotected and that You haven’t run a scan on your computer for a while..

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How to Repair Base Filtering Engine Service Startup Problems?

The Base Filtering Engine (BFE) service is an important network component that’s targeted by many malware. If the BFE service doesn’t start, many services such as Windows Firewall, Routing and Remote Access and other services fail to start.

Should the BFE service be missing from the Services MMC, or if the Action Center warns you that the Windows Firewall isn’t enabled, then it’s highly likely that your system is under attack. Have it checked thoroughly using a reputed anti-malware tool or you may seek professional help to eliminate malware. Trying to repair these services when a malware is on-board your system, isn’t going to help in most cases.

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