Windows 10: In-Place Upgrade fails with message "not enough disk space"

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  1. Cliff S's Avatar
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       19 Nov 2016 #31

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    MiniTool has an option on there web site to create a bootable version. Bootable Partition Manager| MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition With that, it is possible to resize partitions and move them around. It cannot be done with MiniTool running in the OS you're trying to re-arrange. It's tricky, but it can be done.
    I have always preferred using GParted Live disk. It's more intuitive, and shows what's going on step for step: Download GParted Live - MajorGeeks

    GParted -- Features







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  2.    19 Nov 2016 #32

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I have always preferred using GParted Live disk. It's more intuitive, and shows what's going on step for step: Download GParted Live - MajorGeeks

    GParted -- Features
    I will try one of the two possibilites (bootable PartitionWizard or GParted Live disk) tomorrow and let you know about the results (i.e. whether I am able to do the in-line upgrade after repartitioning).

    Thanks so far,
    Mark
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  3. Cliff S's Avatar
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       19 Nov 2016 #33

    Ok Mark, here is a good tutorial on using GParted: GParted partitioning software - Full tutorial
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  4.    20 Nov 2016 #34

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Ok Mark, here is a good tutorial on using GParted: GParted partitioning software - Full tutorial
    I repartitioned (i.e. increased the small system and recovery partitions at the beginning of the disk) and tried the in-place upgrade again (after switching off secure boot and the virus scanner) but still hat the same result with the info about the disk not being big enough. See screenshot further up.

    So, I think I have to do the full reinstallation.

    After all, it is only a Windows system, not a linux system, so what is to be expected

    Thanks for all your help,
    Mark
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  5. Cliff S's Avatar
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       20 Nov 2016 #35

    markrosa said: View Post
    I repartitioned (i.e. increased the small system and recovery partitions at the beginning of the disk) and tried the in-place upgrade again (after switching off secure boot and the virus scanner) but still hat the same result with the info about the disk not being big enough. See screenshot further up.

    So, I think I have to do the full reinstallation.

    After all, it is only a Windows system, not a linux system, so what is to be expected

    Thanks for all your help,
    Mark
    I dunno, Win10 is the easiest & fastest to Windows install ever, but I still have Ubuntu up and running pretty darn fast.
    Just make sure you turn on all your sync settings, give it time to sync, get any drivers before hand, make sure you have any 3rd party installers & their keys, before hand.

    If you want to try something before nuking your system though, you could try this: Can somebody help me on how to reconfigure boot loader in Windows 10? - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums also read my post #26 there.

    Basically backup only your disk using something like Macrium reflect, then nuke your disk and do a clean install, reimage ONLY your C: partition, and data partitions if present on the same disk, to the new install, run boot repair inside of the Macrium PE recovery environment, then boot into Windows.
    The steps are in the link I provided above.

    If you still cannot update after, just do another clean install.
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  6.    21 Nov 2016 #36

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I dunno, Win10 is the easiest & fastest to Windows install ever, but I still have Ubuntu up and running pretty darn fast.
    Just make sure you turn on all your sync settings, give it time to sync, get any drivers before hand, make sure you have any 3rd party installers & their keys, before hand.

    If you want to try something before nuking your system though, you could try this: Can somebody help me on how to reconfigure boot loader in Windows 10? - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums also read my post #26 there.

    Basically backup only your disk using something like Macrium reflect, then nuke your disk and do a clean install, reimage ONLY your C: partition, and data partitions if present on the same disk, to the new install, run boot repair inside of the Macrium PE recovery environment, then boot into Windows.
    The steps are in the link I provided above.

    If you still cannot update after, just do another clean install.
    Hi Cliff,

    thanks for the hint regarding the clean install and afterwards replacement of the C: and data partitions.
    That is the current state my system is in.

    I will now try to do the in-place upgrade.

    Will let you know about the results afterwards.

    Bye,
    Mark
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       21 Nov 2016 #37

    markrosa said: View Post
    Hi Cliff,

    thanks for the hint regarding the clean install and afterwards replacement of the C: and data partitions.
    That is the current state my system is in.

    I will now try to do the in-place upgrade.

    Will let you know about the results afterwards.

    Bye,
    Mark
    I hope it works for you.
    Installing Windows goes real fast, it's the rest of setting up that is a pain.
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  8.    21 Nov 2016 #38

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I hope it works for you.
    Installing Windows goes real fast, it's the rest of setting up that is a pain.
    Hi Cliff,

    unfortunately there is no difference in the results.
    Still get the unspecific message of "make sure that the disk size is appropriate" and it recycles into the question of what type of installation/upgrade (with keeping apps and data or not) it should perform.

    I think I will give up and now test whether the clean install with the recovery of the C and data partitions has helped already (doubt it, since it could only help with boot or partitioning issues). If not - probably - I will do a full install on one of the next weekends :-(

    Thanks for your help,
    Mark
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  9. Cliff S's Avatar
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       21 Nov 2016 #39

    I have an "Arbeitskollege" with the same problem on a tablet he bought, and has been trying for a month or so to get it to upgrade to the Anniversary update.
    He said, being still under warranty he's sending it in the manufacture(the Elekto shop he bought it from, is closing this month, and moving so they don't have time to do it).
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  10.    21 Nov 2016 #40

    I would suggest following:
    - Uninstall All Windows Updates
    - in an elevated command prompt, type this and press enter: Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /startcomponentcleanup /resetbase
    Now try the In-Place Upgrade, Remark: If you have file that is an ISO, you do not need to Mount, just double-Click on it and Explorer will open it. You can run directly the Setup. Put the ISO file in other Drive than the C: Drive.
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