1.    24 Jan 2017 #1
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    No Free Space, OEM Partition too Large?


    I recently did what I thought was a clean install of windows 10. I now have no room at all left on the laptop to install anything, I am down to 400mb of free space.

    I am not sure what the problem is. I thought a clean install would free up more space. Any suggestions? The OEM partition seems large, could that be the problem? Or did I miss some stuff with the clean install? Should I have installed it on a different partition? I'd like to install some stuff on it before I travel this weekend, otherwise it is pretty useless.

    Thanks.


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  2.    24 Jan 2017 #2
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    It appears you have 2 separate HDD's....with the OS installed on both. The C drive is the default drive for booting. So I'm guessing with your clean install you didn't remove (delete) the previous partitions on either drive.

    As for your issue of low space.....I see nothing that indicates that. Usually with a low space issue you recieve an error message and the drive or partition in question shows as "RED". Which I don't see.

    What do you have set as your boot drive? It should be the C drive.
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  3.    24 Jan 2017 #3
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    Oh crap...I see it now. It now looks like with your clean install you put the OS on the wrong drive. You should have selected the D drive. You may want to start over and do another clean install and this time delete all the drives and partitions.
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  4.    24 Jan 2017 #4
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    Thanks, that makes sense. When I was trying to reinstall Windows, all the partitions were reserved and it wouldn't let me install on any of them, so I had to create a new one, that must have been where I made the mistake. I figured I would have to start over.
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  5.    24 Jan 2017 #5
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    Remove second drive install to first drive but delete acer paritions its empty anyway then install
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  6.    24 Jan 2017 #6
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    That worked. Formatted the acer partition and installed to that. Thanks for the help!
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  7.    24 Jan 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plankton View Post
    Oh crap...I see it now. It now looks like with your clean install you put the OS on the wrong drive. You should have selected the D drive. You may want to start over and do another clean install and this time delete all the drives and partitions.
    Most likely a Hybrid drive. That M.2 card is not supposed to even be accessible by the OS or user. Appears that the Acer area is the true install and most likely the Disk 1, which is the Hybrid drive is just being used as Page file area.
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