Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant Disk Space Problem

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  1. outlawtown's Avatar

    outlawtown said:

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    ok guys, having a wee problem with windows 10. Got my hands on one of those wee HP Pavilion x2 210 Detatchable Tablet things with Windows 10 Home on it. Getting a message about a Windows 10 update. Problem is, it says i need 20Gb disc space required to update, and the hard disc is partitioned into a 28gb with the OS and a 930Gb HDD. With a basically bare OS its 12GB used on the partition so the Update assistant wont go ahead. Doesnt seem to be an option to download the update onto the 930Gb drive First time ive used Win 10 and i have no idea what the hell i'm doing with it. Any suggestions?
     
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    evilsatan said:

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    The device probably has an SSD for the OS and HDD for the storage so you shouldn't be able to alter the partition table. You may find you can download an updated installer with the update integrated/slipstreamed, put on USB, connect and select upgrade but this is just a suggestion to try. Shame they didn't use a 64GB SSD as they have all come down in price now.

     
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    outlawtown said:

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    yeah that seems like exactly what it is. when you take the screen off you lose the HDD. Seems weird that there isnt an option to pick which hd you download the update on to. i wonder if it would be possible to just take win10 off it and put 7 on it? or maybe i'll just need to get used to the new way of doing things haha.
     
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    Mickey said:

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    had a sim issue on my daughters. I plugged in a usb drive and it told it to copy files there


    you might Have to remove all the hidden ~BT folders and things also and let it download all the updates to the usb drive
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    Elena_Malta said:

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    Hi sorry to ask not totally on topic but is Windows 10 better than Windows 7? I have held off downloading it as I am scared and love 7 so not sure if I should? Thank you, Elena xx
     
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    evilsatan said:

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    I had a kind of similar job on Friday, don't take this for gospel but if your machine has Windows 8 onwards already and the keys are saved in the BIOS with secure boot active then you are able to clean install Windows 10 and it should auto activate (I tried it and it worked on an Asus net PC). 32-bit requires 16GB and 64-bit requires 20GB.

    If if I were you I would image the drive first to be safe using clonezilla or maybe create recovery media so you can get back to factory state. Then backup your data, boot to a win 10 install media (using the media creation tool) and install clean.