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Fall Creator Update

This update automatically downloaded and updated, or tried to. It took ~5 hours, failed, and then I went back to my previous version of Windows. The original error message was that my d: partition was out of space. It is. I'm not sure why this update went to d: instead of c: Is this normal? Is there a way to increase the partition size or force the update to go to c:? I have an HP Pavilion g6-2235 us notebook, 8 gb RAM, 673 gb on c: (203 gb used), 25.3 gb on d: (completely used). Thanks.

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Sadly normal.

In reply to: Fall Creator Update

There could be some app that tracks changes and D: is used. Discussions about partition size changes are plentiful but I want to write that folk do that, bomb out and lose everything on the drive. Doesn't happen all the time but it's a given we only lose what we don't backup. PCs are not reliable enough to go without backups so you know this and know that we can't count on the partition size to be bug free.

The 5 hours sounds like what happens on HDD systems. I wish it was faster but HDDs are not known for a speedy update.

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The hard drive was partitioned when I bought with my recovery info in the d: drive. Why would Windows 10 now try to do to the d: drive and not the c:? Is there a way for me to direct the windows update to go to the c: drive? Thanks.

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I'm not Microsoft.

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I only have to deal with problems like this at the office and home. For a recent HP we found issues with the old install so we decided to go old new school. The old HDD was pulled for later use and we popped in the new SSD. The SSD was left BLANK, no partitions and a clean W10 install.

The usual drivers and apps and we had a much faster laptop. User files were pulled from the old HDD and they installed their apps. It was like a new machine.

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You Might Try It This Way

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1. Be Pro-Active. If you intend on making the move to Win10 or to the Anniversary Update or any of the other large upgrades/updates, then perform the updates BEFORE Microsoft does it for you. Create an offline installer DVD or USB stick using the Media Creation Tool at the link below. Next, make sure all Windows 10 drivers on the machine, or for the machine, are updated and working, as well as make sure you have a current BIOS installed. Save copies of the driver installation files for use after the update, should they be needed.

2. Open the BIOS settings and temporarily disable "Boot from USB".

3. Unplug ALL USB devices. That includes USB mice and keyboards, wireless USB devices included. Occasionally, restarts during the update installation will attempt to boot from the USB mouse dongle and cause a crash. As such, we plugged in our older PS2 keyboard/mice, it fixed the issue, and all restarts went as expected.

4. Temporary uninstall your antivirus.

5. Create an installation DVD or USB by using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool and use it to install the update from "setup.exe'. Once the installation media is created, unplug the ethernet cable or disable your computer's wireless internet connection. Although we've made some successful installs using a wireless connection, using the "update" option, we find performing the update from media while disconnected from the internet prevents some types of network reboot and inappropriate driver updates during the update. In some cases, we couldn't perform the update unless an ethernet cable was unplugged.

6. After the update is finished, check all your devices to make sure they're in working order. Check the Device Manager to assure all drivers are correct and working. In addition, we've frequently found printers to be missing from the "Devices and Printers" list after the update and they've needed to be uninstalled, then reinstalled fully. Likewise, networked computers using those printers needed to have the printer removed and re-added.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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