How do i change where the Anniversary Update files go?


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Build 1511
       #1

    How do i change where the Anniversary Update files go?


    Hello, TenForums, I'm new here, I'm pretty sure you guys are tired of posts like there but I'm having some trouble updating to build 1607. I'm on Threshold 1511 (November 2015 Update) on my Laptop and I was getting really impatient about the Anniversary Update so I downloaded the Updater and started the update. I discovered that the Update Files go to my Recovery Partition that came with the Laptop and it was almost full


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    During Update

    A few minutes later I get this message:
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    Then, I found out that the update filled up my Recovery Partition
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    Is there any way I could move the update files to C: instead of the Recovery Partition?
    Thank you for any support :)
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,901
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Is your system disk completely allocated to partitions with no spare space? I think you need at least 450Mb free for a new Recovery partition to be created.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Build 1511
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    Is your system disk completely allocated to partitions with no spare space? I think you need at least 450Mb free for a new Recovery partition to be created.
    Unfortunately, all of my partitions is allocated to the recovery
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,901
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #4

    Some odd partition sizes there (your first 2 recovery partitions).
    You have plenty of free space on C:
    I guess your comment
    "I discovered that the Update Files go to my Recovery Partition" refers to the OEM partition. I see what you mean now- the media creation tool is writing to that. Sorry, made an assumption before.

    So what I suggest is that you download the iso directly
    Windows 10 ISO
    (& see Tutorial section). Just make sure you choose the right one.

    You can burn a DVD, create a bootable USB drive with Rufus (free tool) or mount the iso.
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