Windows 10: Can't install large games from Windows Store in E: (same drive as C:) Solved

  1.    08 Dec 2016 #1

    Can't install large games from Windows Store in E: (same drive as C:)

    Here is my SSD partitioning:
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    I have some problems installing large games from the Store to E: as it always fails with download error: 0x80070490 trying for example the game:
    Killer Instinct at Killer Instinct from the Store

    I think it can be a bug in the Store itself since choosing any other partition (e.g. C: on the same physical drive, or D: on another drive) there is no problem and the download starts as usual.
    I can also move already installed small apps from C: to E: and everything works as expected.
    I have no other issues with the Store, and everything always worked fine for me.

    Others have experienced the same problem trying to install from the Store large games on the same drive in a different partition?

    Windows 10 x64 14393.447

    All partitions (C:, E: and D: on the other physical drive) have enough free space of course...
    Last edited by hexaae; 08 Dec 2016 at 12:46.
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  2.    08 Dec 2016 #2

    Hi, nothing to do with your query about games, but I'm wondering where your 450Mb or so Recovery partition is (that's the Windows partition that provides advanced recovery options). You have a 3.4Gb Recovery partition which I guess is your manufacturer's recovery partition (completely different). Has it ended up on a different disk?
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  3.    09 Dec 2016 #3

    The bug solved by itself today with the Cumulative Update (14393.479), now I can finally install to E: without issues big (free) games from the Store.

    As for the partition since I don't have the ASUS factory partition anymore I'm still trying to create one myself (project currently on hold)....
    Current Windows recovery should be the 820MB:

    Informazioni di configurazione per Ambiente ripristino Windows
    e la reimpostazione del sistema:

    Stato Ambiente ripristino Windows: Enabled
    Percorso Ambiente ripristino Windows: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition4\Recovery\WindowsRE
    Identificatore dati di configurazione di avvio (BCD): e1999f23-92a0-11e6-95a5-d813e8d08527
    Percorso immagine di ripristino: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition6\RecoveryImage
    Indice immagine di ripristino: 1
    Percorso immagine personalizzata:
    Indice immagine personalizzata: 0

    REAGENTC.EXE: operazione riuscita.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    09 Dec 2016 #4

    That's good.

    One way to regenerate a correct set of Windows partitions is to
    a. create a disk image of only your Windows partition.
    (Routine use of disk imaging is very strongly recommended for several reasons anyway).
    b. Wipe all Windows partitions
    c. Make sure there's enough unallocated space (avoid any possibility of any of the set of Windows partitions being written to another disk)
    d. Reinstall Windows to the unallocated space
    e. Restore the disk image of your Window partition overwriting the newly created Windows partition.
    f. Run Startup Repair.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    09 Dec 2016 #5

    Good hint! Thank you dalchina
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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