After windows 10 update, how do I remove the Windows.old folder?

Folder ‘$Windows.~bt’ contains the temporary windows installation files

After upgrading to windows 10, a copy of old OS is retained in the folder Windows.old. If everything is working fine and you don’t want to revert to old OS, you can remove its content to make more free space. But just deleting the Windows.old directory won’t let you remove the files in it as most of them are considered as system files.

To delete the Windows.old folder, please follow these steps.

> In ‘Search the web and windows’ box, type ‘Free up disk space’
> Click the option ‘Free up disk space by deleting unnecessary files’
> Select the drive in which windows is installed and click OK.
> Click ‘Clean up system files’
> ‘Disk Clean up: Drive Selection’ window appear again, make sure the correct drive is selected and click OK.
> Check the option ‘Previous Windows Installation(s) and click OK.
> Folder ‘$Windows.~bt’ contains the temporary windows installation files and it can be deleted as well, Check the option ‘Temporary Windows Installation Files’
> Click ‘Delete Files’ and ‘Yes’ to confirm your decision.

That’s all. It can take few minutes to delete the files.

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OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug and how to handle this on cpanel servers

The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. More details can be found in http://heartbleed.com/

Only CentOS 6.5 is vulnerable to this bug. If you use a version of CentOS older than 6.5, you’re not affected.

You can test whether you’re vulnerable by using tool http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/ against a website on your server that has an SSL certificate installed.

A fix is not available yet  (at the time of writing) but it is possible to disable the TLS heartbeat extensions that are vulnerable by following these steps.

Login to WHM > Server Configuration > Update Preference > Set ‘Operating System Package Updates’ Automatic and run cpanel update.

Make sure to restart all services or restart the entire server. Check your SSL installed url again.

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