Laptop w/32 GB Drive - Not Room to Update

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  1. Posts : 13,301
    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H2 19044.1526
       #11

    Wynona said:
    Thanks everyone for the information.

    I found this on Amazon, but I'm not really sure if it'll work:

    https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Inte...NsaWNrPXRydWU=

    I don't have a problem with opening the case; it's the software that's going to eat my lunch, I'm pretty sure.

    I wish she could get a Samsung, but she's on fixed income and that means she can't spend very much on this computer.
    Looking at the specs again , I would say don't rush in. Look at the drive before you spend the money
    It may be M2 but it may also the smaller emmc version which looks like a wifi card and about the same
    size.
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  2. Posts : 2,753
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #12

    Try compacting all that you can.

    compact /compactos:always

    compact /c /a /i /s /exe:xpress16k "c:\program files"\*
    compact /c /a /i /s /exe:xpress16k "c:\windows\assembly"\*
    compact /c /a /i /s /exe:xpress16k "c:\windows\inf"\*
    compact /c /a /i /s /exe:xpress16k "c:\windows\infused apps"\*
    compact /c /a /i /s /exe:xpress16k "c:\windows\fonts"\*
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  3. Posts : 3,860
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
       #13
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  4. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
    Thread Starter
       #14

    thomaseg1 said:
    Looking at the specs again , I would say don't rush in. Look at the drive before you spend the money
    It may be M2 but it may also the smaller emmc version which looks like a wifi card and about the same
    size.
    Yup! That's why I asked here if it would work. From what I can see from the illustrations in that blog mentioned earlier, it should work, but I'm holding off until I'm completely sure.
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  5. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
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       #15

    eLPuSHeR said:
    Try compacting all that you can.

    compact /compactos:always

    compact /c /a /i /s /exe:xpress16k "c:\program files"\*
    compact /c /a /i /s /exe:xpress16k "c:\windows\assembly"\*
    compact /c /a /i /s /exe:xpress16k "c:\windows\inf"\*
    compact /c /a /i /s /exe:xpress16k "c:\windows\infused apps"\*
    compact /c /a /i /s /exe:xpress16k "c:\windows\fonts"\*
    Thanks!

    This is the Windows compressor/compactor, right? So, are these files usable after they've been compressed? It's the program files that would worry me the most.
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  6. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Fabler2 said:
    Thanks, Fabler. Looks like youse guys have given me plenty of ammo!

    Gotta run to genealogy class right now, but will get on with the drive thing when I get home this afternoon.
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  7. Posts : 2,753
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #17

    Wynona said:
    Thanks!

    This is the Windows compressor/compactor, right? So, are these files usable after they've been compressed? It's the program files that would worry me the most.
    Hi, Winona.

    Yes, files are decompressed on-the-fly with a multi-core optimized algorithm. You cannot access them outside Windows 10 though.

    Internally what compress does is to create a reparse point (called :WofCompressedData) for each file that is compressed, but these are not visible to users. It works quite fine. It just add a little cpu overhead.

    Compression algorithms for /exe: switch are (from fastest to slowest)

    xpress4k (default, and default for CompressOS option)
    xpress8k (a good tradeoff between compression and speed - usually 30-60% gain)
    xpress16k (compress a little more, not by a big margin and it's slightly slower)(some people doesn't notice the difference when compared to xpress8k)
    lzx (the slowest one. Decompression time is a lot longer. Also very cpu intensive. For those things that are seldom updated/written to).

    Keep in mind also that this compression gets automagically disabled when writing to destination files. So, if you have got Firefox compressed for instance and it gets updated, you must rerun the compact program for that folder.
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  8. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
    Thread Starter
       #18

    eLPuSHeR said:
    Hi, Winona.

    Yes, files are decompressed on-the-fly with a multi-core optimized algorithm. You cannot access them outside Windows 10 though.

    if you have got Firefox compressed for instance and it gets updated, you must rerun the compact program for that folder.
    OK, I'll try that, then. Maybe it'll give her the 8 GB she needs freed up. Otherwise I'll need to do the M.2 drive thing. And I really don't want to do that.
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  9. Posts : 13,930
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #19

    What about an SD card like I mentioned? It has a slot for one. Speed is not as issue as you will only use it for the upgrade.
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  10. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
    Thread Starter
       #20

    Ztruker said:
    What about an SD card like I mentioned? It has a slot for one. Speed is not as issue as you will only use it for the upgrade.
    Lemme go back and look at your post. I think you said 32 GB and I don't have one of those. Biggest I have is 16 GB.
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