Re: Strange update destination
If the external HDD was connected to the machine when you Restored using the
back-up disk, it sounds like Windows (re)installed on the external HDD.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
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> Hi. Ive just had to restore my pc to factory default with the backup disc
> made when I first recieved my Acer pc. The first thing I did was to update
> Avg Virus and Spyware programs, and then ran Windows update for which I
> have downloaded 90 new updates. I don't understand enough about Windows to
> pick and choose so Ive downloaded everything - both critical and optional.
> Since installing all these updates, 10 folders have appeared in my
> hard drive. Inside these folders are applications and dll files, an
> of one of the folders is: 74fc87c3241e4fc604c6fe8514 (Main Folder) and
> inside (1) update (application) (2) updspapi.dll and (3) wudfcustom.dll.
> Please can you tell me if these are Windows update files and if yes, why
> are they being downloaded to my external drive and not the main C drive of
> the pc. Would it be safe to delete these files (whatever they are) or
> I make them 'Hidden' so I don't accidentally delete them in the future?