1.    19 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 36
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Not enough space for anniversary update (1607)

    Hello, I am the owner of a small laptop, an Acer Switch 10, which only have 32GB of SSD memory inside. I also have a microSD *always* in of 128GB, and a normal 500GB HDD on the keyboard, if plugged, of course.

    The internal memory has 6GB free right now, and I can't free anymore as windows folder has over 12GB and total usable space is about 19-21GB.

    When I try to launch 1607 update with the upgrade tools, it tells me that I need 16GB free, and doesn't give me the option to choose any other device to store the installation.

    If I use media download tool it tells me that it needs 8GB and also doesn't give me the option to select another storage.

    Is there a way to install this update? Is it impossible? Am I missing something?

    Thanks in advance!
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  2.    19 Aug 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,803
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    Hello, whilst you can manually download an iso and create a bootable medium from it (mounting it would not be a viable option for you given your constraints) bear in mind a copy of much of your Windows folder will be created as Windows.old on your disk.. for possible rollback recovery. That will be there unless you delete it manually for 10 days from the upgrade.

    Now people with 100s of Gb spare on C are also getting this message. One possibility is that (I believe) some 450Mb of unallocated space is needed on the disk. I had a quick read around on this and causes seem obscure 'MS is working on it'

    However you are tightly constrained.. and one thing you don't want happening is partitions which are part of the Windows environment being created on a different physical disk.

    The iso is about 3.08Gb if I recall.

    a. Manually download an iso and create a bootable medium
    b. Research space issues
    c. Create a disk image of your working PC for security (Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage
    d. Attempt the upgrade.

    Note that for 64 bits, MS states 2GbRam + 20Gb hard disk min. Well, my C: is just over 40Gb, no Windows.old, and I have programs installed on D: not C: and data mostly NOT on C: so 20Gb seems very optimistic.
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  3.    19 Aug 2016 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 36
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    So, In other words, I cannot do anything right? xD

    Why doesn't Windows use the sd card or something?!?
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  4.    20 Aug 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5,910
    Windows 10 Pro

    You can manually download the ISO file to your Micro SD card and mount it, dalchina was mistaken about that. Then I recommend doing a full cleanup before running setup.exe from the mounted ISO file using option 2 in the second link below.


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  5.    20 Aug 2016 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 36
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I have made the cleanup several times, there's no more space to gain
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