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Update wants 8 gig, I don't have 8 gig to spare!

by RVHAT / February 10, 2018 10:30 AM PST

I bought a very cheap Windows laptop that has a 32 gig SSD drive and a 64 gig SD card. I thought I was going to be fine because I am a consultant and only use that machine to give presentations, etc. Then Windows started bloating up and even with the swap file on the SD card I barely have 3 gig left. Now Windows wants to do an update and it wants 8 gig of free drive space. I don't have, and cannot give it 8 gig of free space.

Can I stop this update notice from taking over my machine several times a day? Or, alternatively, can I put the 8 gig Windows needs on the SD card and do the update from there?

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The Pro's need more info
by itsdigger / February 10, 2018 10:33 AM PST
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I'm sure one of the Pro's
by itsdigger / February 10, 2018 11:38 AM PST
In reply to: Speccy details

will be reading the Speccy .
I'm no pro but it looks to me that the notebook was made to store everything on the Cloud .
What is the exact make and model of this noteboook?
Maybe you can throw a larger SSD in it. ....

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It was...
by RVHAT / February 10, 2018 12:32 PM PST

It was designed to store stuff in the cloud as well as the SD card. The SSD is on the motherboard so it can't be replaced.

I uninstalled MS Office which got me another 2.5 gig and the update is running. In addition I turned off hibernation and in services I turned off Windows Update to start automatically. It's now set to "disabled".

I bought this laptop directly from Microsoft! So, it's strange they would sell something with a SSD so small you can't even run Windows updates!

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Kind of hoping Bob show up
by itsdigger / February 10, 2018 12:43 PM PST
In reply to: It was...

He's a Mod here and can really dig in for you.
He will want the Make and Model though.

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By the way
by itsdigger / February 10, 2018 1:51 PM PST
In reply to: It was...

Have you tried the Disc Cleanup ?
It may just give you that extra space ......

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Yes, that and ccleaner
by RVHAT / February 10, 2018 2:00 PM PST
In reply to: By the way

I've been around PCs a long time and am reasonably sophisticated so I've done all the normal things. I was curious about turning off the updates or installing them from another drive.

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In my opinion.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / February 10, 2018 2:01 PM PST
In reply to: By the way

Chief cause is that puny SSD. I'd do what you said and do a bloatware hunt for things that aren't used but taking up space.

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Just back from a long errand. Let me share
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2018 3:00 PM PST

That I had a 32GB EMMC tablet. But it also had a 500GB drive in the keyboard, battery and HDD base. Because of this I was able to use google to find out how to use this other drive to get the updates installed.

Because you don't have the space you must contact the maker to have them supply how to get the updates installed.

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I suspect
by Bob__B / February 11, 2018 12:41 AM PST

Your going to have a constant fight with disk space on that small ssd.

Start with.
Disk cleanup
Limiting system restore size.
Look at the products that came installed and if not needed uninstall them.

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I agree
by RVHAT / February 11, 2018 10:17 AM PST
In reply to: I suspect

I've turned off Windows update and use D: for the swapfile and have turned hibernation off. I'll just use it to give my presentations and will never update it or install any more programs (that can't be installed on D:)

Thanks to you all.


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Out of curiosity
by itsdigger / February 11, 2018 10:26 AM PST
In reply to: I agree

Which version of Win 10 do you have ?
Unless your'e running Pro. or above , you can't turn off updates....

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You can stop all updates...
by RVHAT / February 11, 2018 11:39 AM PST
In reply to: Out of curiosity

Here's what I found and did.

You can stop all updates by typing Services in the search box. Scroll down to Windows Update. Right click and select Properties. Set the startup type to Disabled using the drop down. Apply>OK.

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It would really be cool
by itsdigger / February 12, 2018 11:52 AM PST

if you would give us the Exact Make and Model of this Notebook

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HP Stream 13-c292nr
by RVHAT / February 13, 2018 5:35 AM PST

HP Stream 13-c292nr Signature Edition Laptop

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That's why all the trouble.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 13, 2018 7:37 AM PST
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Making it skinny
by Bob__B / February 11, 2018 12:38 PM PST
In reply to: I agree

It's just a slow process of uninstalling stuff, turning off stuff and find places where windows is squirreling away stuff.

Take a look in C: windows>logs.

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Same issue no resolution
by lbejta / February 16, 2018 3:04 AM PST

huhhh. same problem i have apparently not resolved yet.

There should be away though, 8 GIG for the update ?????


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Post was last edited on February 16, 2018 5:34 AM PST

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