1. Joined : Feb 2016
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       12 Feb 2016 #1

    Updating Windows 10


    One of my clients has a 32gb tablet. It has been upgraded to 10, but cannot do updates because it is out of space even when moving all user files to external media. When it was updated to 10, there was an option to use external media as space for the upgrade to happen. Is there this option for normal windows updates? A restart is forced every couple days and it takes a long time to just give an error code that there is no space for updates to be installed.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
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       12 Feb 2016 #2

    I don't know about using external media as extra space for updates, but you might want to look at installing MiniTool Partition Wizard and seeing if there is a factory recovery partition still on the memory, copy that to a USB or MicroSD card, and then adding that free space to C: drive.
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  3. Joined : Dec 2015
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       12 Feb 2016 #3

    mstoffel said: View Post
    One of my clients has a 32gb tablet. It has been upgraded to 10, but cannot do updates because it is out of space even when moving all user files to external media. When it was updated to 10, there was an option to use external media as space for the upgrade to happen. Is there this option for normal windows updates? A restart is forced every couple days and it takes a long time to just give an error code that there is no space for updates to be installed.
    Unlike upgrading from 7/8 to 10 10240 where you could use an external usb drive as the scratch space, this facilty disappeared when trying to upgrade to 10586.

    This made it hard to install 10586 on 32GB tablets, and virtually impossible on 16GB tablets.

    MS have issued a patch that allows you to upgrade 10240 to 10586 using an external drive as the scratch space.

    See

    http://www.groovypost.com/news/microsof ... 0-devices/

    If you cannot see the update, yiu can download it from here


    http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/ ... =KB3124260

    To install, open a command prompt with admin rights and enter

    DISM.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:c:\users\username\downloads\KB3124260-x64.cab

    where username is your username and you have downloaded to your downloads directory.

    edit: just realised you probably need the 32bit version not the 64bit version.
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