Windows 10: 32 GB Win 10-1803 free-up 8 GB impossible, external storage ignored

Discus and support 32 GB Win 10-1803 free-up 8 GB impossible, external storage ignored in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have Win10 vers 1803, trying to upgrade to vers 1903 on a 32 GB HP netbook. 2 user accounts, 4.5 GB free space optimized, nothing left to remove.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by den458, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. den458 Win User

    32 GB Win 10-1803 free-up 8 GB impossible, external storage ignored


    I have Win10 vers 1803, trying to upgrade to vers 1903 on a 32 GB HP netbook.

    2 user accounts, 4.5 GB free space optimized, nothing left to remove.
    3.2GB of downloaded Windows updates in SoftwareDistribution folder
    Unless I delete a user, & maybe delete Office, impossible to free-up 8 GB total free space on C: drive
    Upgrade tool says external storage device is a solution, tried 3, all > 16 GB free space, all ignored.

    Advice by Microsoft I read tonight currently says USB external storage is a solution.

    It also says on a Windows update page that I can select a FIX ISSUES option to setup USB external storage.

    I don't have any such FIX ISSUES option.

    Have read elsewhere USB external storage not an acceptable upgrade option for temporary storage.

    For those unable to free 8 GB of resident memory & external USB storage is ignored by the upgrade tool...

    Is upgrade to 1903 impossible?
    I think FRESH START or REINSTALL WINDOWS are options, but are they my only options?

    I have HOURS invested in trying to keep this netbook functional.

    Would really appreciate advice that actually works in my vers 1803.

    How do I get the update tool to recognize & accept my USB external storage?

    Or is it hopeless? Computers upgrade to a point of uselessness?

    It's an adequate machine, as capable as 2 years ago, but over-full of updates?

    Useful advice. Anyone?

    :)
     
    den458, Dec 8, 2019
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  2. TNHo Win User

    Windows 10 storage 8 gb of "Other"

    After reverting to a stable build of Windows 10, I decided to remove some temporary files.

    After doing that, I find that the OS drive still takes more space than I remember it being before I installed a Windows Insider preview.

    When looking at "storage", I find that there was 8.52 gb of "Other".

    When looking at other, none of the folder sizes add up to 8 gb. How do I find what's taking 8 gbs of my storage?
     
    TNHo, Dec 8, 2019
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  3. Windows 10 Install Files Turned 128 GB Flash Drive into Only 32 GB!

    I used the Windows 10 upgrade to place the installation files onto my 128 GB Sandisk Cruzer Flash Drive.

    I later just used the regular upgrade via downloading over the internet and my upgrade went fine.

    I went back to my flash drive to delete the Windows 10 off of the flash drive only to discover that my 128 GB flash drive was now hosed down to only 32 GB of storage, even after formatting the drive!

    Does anyone have any suggestions how I might restore the full storage of my flash drive back to 128 GB?

    Thx, in advance,

    Don
     
    DonDoornbos, Dec 8, 2019
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  4. TagSale Win User

    32 GB Win 10-1803 free-up 8 GB impossible, external storage ignored

    WU space problem on 32 GB netbook

    Acer Aspire One Windows 10 CloudBook (MS Store Signature Edition) has 32 GB drive but only 10-12 GB free. WU requires 20 GB free for latest Win 10 update. How to resolve?
     
    TagSale, Dec 8, 2019
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