Author Topic: SOLVED: Delete $WINDOWS.~BT/.../aswHdsKe.sys  (Read 2131 times)

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Offline Gavin46

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SOLVED: Delete $WINDOWS.~BT/.../aswHdsKe.sys
« on: January 25, 2018, 09:01:27 PM »
FIXED: Uninstalled AVAST which seems to have had a file lock on that file.


I've been having trouble updating Windows 10 to the creators version (1709). After a struggle I got to 1607 and would like to upgrade to 1709 from there. As part of trying to clean the machine I would like to delete the $WINDOWS.~BT along with Window.old. However, in both cases the file aswHdsKe.sys is utterly undeletable. I have tried Unlocker , TakeOwnershipPro and Disk Cleanup as well as trying to modify the file permissions. All have failed. Windows Explorer marks it as a System file. Does anyone know how I can delete this file in order to properly clean the machine so that I can try to update to Windows 1709?
« Last Edit: January 25, 2018, 09:25:44 PM by Gavin46 »