1.    3 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Sep 2017
    North Somerset
    Posts : 51
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit/Windows 7 dual boot

    My Laptop Drive does not have enough space to upgrade to 1709


    Have read a couple of articles I found that my laptop a HP Pavilion X2 with only 32 GB drive did not show the upgrade, so using the Windows 10 update assistance I found the issue is I need 8 GB of free space, I have a 32 GB SD card (D drive) that has my data, so that does not clog my C drive.
    Having carried out the disk clean up, and remove unnecessary programmes and apps I still do not have enough space.
    The laptop originally came with 8.1 lite, but I do not seem to be able to fine 10 lite, so what are my options:
    1) Don't upgrade
    2) Delete all my programmes and apps and upgrade.
    3) Wipe the drive and upgrade

    Both 2 & 3 will mean reinstalling programmes, but would a clean install be better, and should I be looking at W10 N?

    Thanks in anticipation for some creative thinking.
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,928
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, just a thought- if your device is already running Win 10 (and it seems the X2 can run it/has been supplied with it- would you actually gain anything by upgrading? There are a number of small quirks and oddities reported by some people- see the forum threads for 1709- I would suggest even if it's feasible to update yours, it's worth waiting a couple of months until the first major update comes out.

    Note Windows.old will be created and automatically deleted after 10 days - about as big as your existing Windows folder.

    Also note MS tries to delay offering Win 10 builds to PCs where there may be a risk. (And phases the roll-out over a couple of months or more anyway).
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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,329
    Windows 10 Pro

    Make sure the OS is compressed. That will buy you a couple of GB free space. In a command prompt (Admin), and maybe in a powershell (admin) run:

    compact /compactos:always

    If the OS was not compacted, it will take a while to finish.
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4
    Join Date : Sep 2017
    North Somerset
    Posts : 51
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit/Windows 7 dual boot
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, just a thought- if your device is already running Win 10 (and it seems the X2 can run it/has been supplied with it- would you actually gain anything by upgrading? There are a number of small quirks and oddities reported by some people- see the forum threads for 1709- I would suggest even if it's feasible to update yours, it's worth waiting a couple of months until the first major update comes out.

    Note Windows.old will be created and automatically deleted after 10 days - about as big as your existing Windows folder.

    Also note MS tries to delay offering Win 10 builds to PCs where there may be a risk. (And phases the roll-out over a couple of months or more anyway).
    Many thanks, good idea, but I thought I would NavyLCDR's idea a go.

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Make sure the OS is compressed. That will buy you a couple of GB free space. In a command prompt (Admin), and maybe in a powershell (admin) run:

    compact /compactos:always

    If the OS was not compacted, it will take a while to finish.
    Carried out the compact, and at first it said it would take 22 hours, in the end it took 1 hr 45 mins and gained about 6 GB.

    P.S. after typing this out, I clicked solved, and lost my post as I had not actually posted the response more LFE!!
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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #5
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Dubai
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10

    Try to cleanup more space using the below method:

    How to Enable Hidden Options in Windows’ Disk Cleanup Tool


    Disk Cleanup Ready Made Short Cut

    1) Run Command Prompt as Admin
    2) Copy/Paste the following command in the CMD Window:
    Code:
    cleanmgr /sageset:65535 /sagerun:65535

    3) The Disk Clean Up tool will now launch with extra options, select all the categories you want to clean then press the OK Button
    ** If you want to run Disk Cleanup this way regularly, you can also create a shortcut. Just right-click on your Desktop (or any folder where you want to save the shortcut) and choose New > Shortcut. In the Create Shortcut window, paste (or type) the following text into the “Type the location of the item” box and then click Next.
    Code:
    %SystemRoot%\System32\cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:65535&Cleanmgr /sagerun:65535

    Give your shortcut a meaningful name and then click Finish
    Source: How-To-Geek
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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #6
    Join Date : Sep 2017
    North Somerset
    Posts : 51
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit/Windows 7 dual boot
    Thread Starter

    @Snappy Phoenix
    Many thanks, always useful
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