Was the policies tab removed in a Windows update for enhancing performance for external hard drives?

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 I have been trying to backup different directories to repair Windows on a Seagate external hard drive. However, it keeps freezing at about 5%. Different articles say to disable and enable cache writing, and then to repair the external hard drive. But each article shows this policy tab. However, each article shows a policy tab that is not in my device manager. I do not see a policies tab. So how am I supposed to disable or enable cache writing? I cannot enhance the performance to see if it will fix the problem. My dad was able to back up his hard drive just fine. I also was able to back up other directories on a different external hard drive without any problems. It suggests it is the seagate drive. I noticed that on my seagate drive manager, that it is not recognized. However, that software came with a different seagate hard drive.

https://www.ubackup.com/synchronization/external-hard-drive-freezes-when-copying-files-8523.html

https://www.seagate.com/support/kb/how-to-improve-performance-of-an-external-drive-in-windows/

https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/external-portable-hdd-file-tranfer-freezes-half-way-through.656234/

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Windows.old is created when there's a version Upgrade, so it can be rolled back within 10 days then it is removed by Disk Cleanup. It can also be created if you do a Custom install but do not format the C partition first, just select it.
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what about finding out if my version of windows is 64 bit or 32 bit? Those instructions mentioned a folder or a place that is not in my version of Windows 10: Home Editions. I can't find the place where it says 64 bit or 32 bit.

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Check in Windows Settings > System > About under System Type.
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There isn't about I was looking for system type to be another menu, but it is under the same screen as system. Mine is 64 bit.

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Open the Settings > System panel, look at the bottom of the list of tabs for About. If you don't have it then there's something seriously wrong with your install.
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Well, I don't know about that, as I had mentioned that "System type" is not a tab on my system, but it is on the system page (or whatever it is referred to), in a section of different specifications instead of a tab. It is under Control Panel > System and Security > System. Then there are all the specifications of Windows 10.

It first has a section that has Windows Edition that lists Windows 10 Home. Then it says System which lists the processor, the RAM, the system type, and pen and touch. It also lists that is an HP system.

After that it lists computer name. That lists that laptop ID and that it is a workgroup system.

After that, it lists Windows activation and product ID.

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I did not say System Type tab. I said About tab. Settings > System > About.
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Yes, but mine does not have that, and these directions from the download page say something different:

"64-bit or 32-bit processor (CPU). You’ll create either a 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows 10. To check this on your PC, go to PC info in PC settings or System in Control Panel, and look for System type."


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If you type PC Info in Settings search box, it links you to Settings > System > About.
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However, that info does not show 64 bit, only the info that I mentioned does. There is a different link that shows some other details, and it says that I need a different app to open Windows Defender, and it says "OK" grayed out, and I can't click "OK." I have to type Alt CTRL DEL to close the prompt, or it stays open. I have had several prompts that stay open since the update for some reason. I can't close them.

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