Updates...Not Enough Space

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  1. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
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    Updates...Not Enough Space


    Since upgrading this Dell Inspiron, from 32bit to 64bit, it won't install updates, it says "Not Enough Space" .......done all the usual things, no junk on it or anything.......is there a fix for this ?........ like external storage or something ?........
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  2. Posts : 2,151
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v22H2
       #2

    How large is your disk? How much free space do you have on it?
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  3. Posts : 42,540
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #3

    Since upgrading this Dell Inspiron, from 32bit to 64bit, it won't install updates, it says "Not Enough Space"
    And what is the full build number of your Win 10 (the forum prompted you so we don't have to keep on and on asking) - and are you referring to an update or an upgrade - and which?

    In particular how much free space do you have on C: ?

    You would have to have clean installed a 64 bit version- please confirm.
    When you clean installed that, did you delete all existing O/S partitions?

    Please provide a screenshot of your partitions, preferably using a 3rd party partition manager e.g. Minitool Partition Wizard.

    Feel free to use Google e.g.
    update "Not Enough Space"

    This can also happen if attempting to upgrade, and a recovery partition can't be created, although that should be a past issue now.

    Dell Inspiron - model? Age?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by dalchina; 30 Mar 2023 at 03:32.
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  4. Posts : 2,098
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
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    For goodness sakes, throw us a bone. Give us something to chew on.

    (Specs show 1TB HDD EDIT wrong device) .... How much free space? Used space? Has the drive been changed? Have you tried any sort of disk cleanup?

    What sort of "usual things" did you try?

    How/What did you "upgrade" (??) from 32bit to 64bit? What do the OS specs indicate (Settings > System > About)? ... I'm suspecting this is where the problem lies, and it's quite possibly one of Windows "error messages of last resort" as I call them. Something's wrong, it doesn't know what, so it throws up a random message from the error message database (in classic online help desk fashion).
    Last edited by idgat; 30 Mar 2023 at 04:35.
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  5. Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
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    O,K....it's os build 19045.2006.......disk C has 1.19 GB of free space.......it was a clean install of W10, from a USB flash drive, from 32bit to 64bit......which works fine, apart from not updating.....
    Last edited by Del 80; 30 Mar 2023 at 03:58.
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  6. Posts : 42,540
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #6

    Again:

    Please provide a screenshot of your partitions, preferably using a 3rd party partition manager e.g. Minitool Partition Wizard.
    You will need to extend the size of C:
    You need at least 30Gb free.

    Dell Inspiron - model? Age?

    and which update?

    Post a screenshot of your Update History

    How/when did you create the flash drive?

    Just for info your build corresponds to
    KB5017308 Windows 10 19042.2006, 19043.2006, 19044.2006
    Last edited by dalchina; 30 Mar 2023 at 05:32.
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  7. Posts : 2,098
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
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    Del 80 said:
    O,K....it's os build 19045.2006.......disk C has 1.19 GB of free space.......it was a clean install of W10, from a USB flash drive, from 32bit to 64bit......which works fine, apart from not updating.....
    1 GB free is totally inadequate, not only for an update, but you're lucky the device is still running. How big is the drive?

    Full model details please.

    I'm still perplexed about this 32bit to 64bit upgrade .... ?
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  8. Posts : 18,044
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #8

    Hello @Del 80,

    dalchina said:
    Please provide a screenshot of your partitions, preferably using a 3rd party partition manager e.g. Minitool Partition Wizard.
    Please provide the above information.

    Del 80 said:
    Since upgrading this Dell Inspiron, from 32bit to 64bit, it won't install updates, it says "Not Enough Space"
    Del 80 said:
    Disk C has 1.19 GB of free space.
    The answer is in the highlighted text above. Windows needs a certain amount of FREE space in order to be able to perform the updates and processes related to it.

    I am surprised that the computer runs at all.

    Have a look at doing this > Open and Use Disk Cleanup in Windows 10 - Option 2

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

    Well, nothing seems to work.......I can't understand what's taking up all the room, on the C drive.......there is nothing on the machine at all, no apps or anything.......complete mystery........I did the same upgrade, from32bit to 64bit, on one of my Toshiba Satellite's, and it has over 90% free disk space......
    Last edited by Del 80; 30 Mar 2023 at 09:32.
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  10. Posts : 42,540
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #10

    You're not really telling us much- hard to get information.

    1. confirm you deleted all existing partitions when you clean installed.
    2. as requested several times, post a screenshot of your partitions (see above).

    Thank you.
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