Updates...Not Enough Space

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  1. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
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       #11

    Updates...Not Enough Space-photo0911.jpg........Is this what you mean ?.....I'm afraid I don't understand formatting, or partitions.....always willing to learn though.......
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  2. Posts : 42,510
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #12

    Getting closer.. a screenshot is much clearer, and please use a 3rd party partition manager (Google Minitool Partition Wizard, download it, install it).

    Like this:
    Updates...Not Enough Space-1.jpg

    Can you see that shows more and is so much clearer?

    You can use e.g. Snip & Sketch to capture your screenshot.

    Now... I asked you:

    Did you delete all partitions on your disk when you did the clean install?

    Your screenshot shows a C: and a D: partition- could you please explain where D: came from?

    After clean installing Win 10, you should only have C: normally. Thanks.
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  3. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       #13

    I don't know where D came from.......all I did was a clean install, from a USB flash drive.......which I made from one of the other laptops.......as for deleting partitions, I'm afraid I am out of my depth there........
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  4. Posts : 42,510
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #14

    Clean Install Windows 10

    E.g. Step 15:

    A) Delete all partitions/volumes on the Drive # (ex: Drive 0) that you want to install Windows 10 with UEFI on until that Drive # shows as unallocated space. (see screenshot below)

    Now please examine this screenshot from that tutorial- you should have seen a screen like this when doing the clean install:

    Updates...Not Enough Space-1.jpg

    Can you see the Delete option?

    If partitions were shown above, you would
    a. select the partition
    b. click delete

    Presumably you didn't do that...
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  5. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       #15

    O.k.....I remember that screen, but no I didn't delete anything.......shall I try to clean install again ?......
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  6. Posts : 42,510
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #16

    That would be the easiest and most reliable option.

    If you can, have that tutorial available one way or another on another device- you could download it...

    At present you still appear to have the old Windows partition present, so if you needed to preserve any data this is your last chance.

    Otherwise, ensure the whole disk shows as unallocated space before proceeding with the installation.
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  7. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
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       #17

    O.k Thanks......installation underway.......did what you said, and also had to make the drive "bigger" if that's the right word.......we shall see !!.......

    - - - Updated - - -

    Well.......it didn't work.......went through all the motions, then just kept going back to the install page......BUT......I have managed to re-install the 32bit version, which I had downloaded to a USB flash drive, in case things went wrong.......what a learning curve !!........Thanks to all that replied......

    - - - Updated - - -

    Just checked the C drive on the Inspiron......132.13 GB of free space.......my only slight concern is that Windows hasn't activated yet, but I'm told that it can take some time......besides I've got the license key written down somewhere.......not sure why it wouldn't install 64bit, as it did it before, I suspect it is because I couldn't make the drive big enough......anyway this thing is flying now.......Marvellous !!
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  8. Posts : 18,045
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #18

    Hello @Del 80,

    Del 80 said:
    I suspect it is because I couldn't make the drive big enough......
    Normally when performing a Clean Install, you would DELETE ALL PARTITIONS leaving a SINGLE UNALLOCATED PARTITION in which to install Windows. You can always adjust the size or sizes of the drives AFTER using something like MiniTool Partition Wizard [ FREE ].

    I hope this helps.
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  9. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       #19

    Well, took about an hour to activate Windows, then another couple of hours downloading AND installing updates........maybe a backward step, but at least it's up and running.......we live and learn I guess......maybe one day I will try again.......
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  10. Posts : 2,095
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #20

    Del 80 said:
    Well, took about an hour to activate Windows
    That's not normal .....

    Del 80 said:
    then another couple of hours downloading AND installing updates
    .... but that's possible, depending on your internet speed ... Which is what?
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