How do I get Windows 10 update to recognize my external drive?


  1. Posts : 1
    Win 8.1
       #1

    How do I get Windows 10 update to recognize my external drive?


    Early on in the Windows 10 update process, I was able to upgrade an HP Stream 7 and a Stream 11 to Windows 10. Both had the same 32GB RAM and nominal 32GB eMMC as the Stream 14 I am wrestling with. Both came to a point where they told me the device had insufficient space on its C:\ drive. In both instances I selected an external Micro SD drive, and off it went with the upgrade.
    In this instance I cannot get past that point. I select the external drive (a 320GB external USB spinner) but it doesn't accept that or any other external device I offer it.
    When I click "Refresh" it says that it needs 10GB on C:\ drive, and eventually says that the upgrade failed.
    The computer has been wiped, and reset to factory spec for W8.1 with all updates installed. It has ~20GB on C, and 7GB in another partition, so even if I find a way to remove the partition it wont be enough.
    I'm about to have to give up on this thing and just make the poor user run with W8.1 until further notice, unless some kind soul can give me some idea of how to get past this point.
    Thank you!
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  2. TrustMe's Avatar
    Posts : 324
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Maybe try a USB flash drive?
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