Laptop w/32 GB Drive - Not Room to Update

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  1. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
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    Laptop w/32 GB Drive - Not Room to Update


    I teach Windows 10 at the Senior Citizens Center. When possible, students bring their laptops to class so they can learn on their own machines.

    I've helped several of them update Windows 10; however, one student has a laptop with only a 32 GB "hard drive" that says there's not enough room to update.

    I mistakenly bought one of these and my solution was to take it back to Office Depot! She doesn't have that option; it's two or three years old. It's a Lenovo ideapad 100S with an Intel processor.

    Is there any way to add storage?
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  2. Posts : 13,301
    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H2 19044.1526
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    According to the specs it uses a emmc drive but they come in
    two or three prong and run around 70 dollars for a 512 gig.
    you'd probably have to open to check.
    You might go with a 32 bit clean install and then compress the drive.
    32bit home compressed is what is on my next book, which has a 32 gig ssd.
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  3. Posts : 12,413
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    I have a 11" 2-in-1 with the same issue and it now lives happily as a Linux Mint 19 computer, actually pretty useful for what I do.
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  4. Posts : 13,930
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
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    Will is take a SD card? If so that can be use to hold the upgrade files and you should be able to do the update.

    Surely Shawn has a tutorial on how to do this

    What's the make and full model number?
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  5. NMI
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    Ztruker said:
    What's the make and full model number?
    Isn't that in the first post?
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  6. Posts : 12,413
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    NMI said:
    Isn't that in the first post?
    Third paragraph.
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  7. Posts : 11,301
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
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    Wynona said:
    ... one student has a laptop with only a 32 GB "hard drive" that says there's not enough room to update ...
    Free up space to install the latest Windows 10 feature update - Windows Help

    Denis
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  8. Posts : 13,930
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
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    Berton said:
    Third paragraph.
    Dang, yes it is. I read that 1st post 3 or 4 times and still missed it. My Apologies Wynona.

    I see it does have a microSD card slot so you should be able to use a 32GB to provide additional space for the upgrade.
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  10. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
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    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.
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