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  1. WinClub New Member

    Fix Steam stuck on Allocating disk space on Windows 10


    Some PC users when installing a game through the Steam client on their Windows 10 device, may notice they are stuck on the Allocating disk space screen. If you are experiencing a similar issue as well, you can try the solutions provided in this post to promptly resolve the issue.

    Fix Steam stuck on Allocating disk space on Windows 10 Steam-Games-logo.jpg

    The potential culprits to this error include:

    • Stuck download cache.
    • The download server is full or not working.
    • Blocked by a firewall.
    • Overclocking.
    Steam stuck on Allocating disk space


    Fix Steam stuck on Allocating disk space on Windows 10 Steam-stuck-on-Allocating-disk-space.png

    If you’re faced with this issue, you can try our recommended solutions below in no particular order and see if that helps to resolve the issue.

    1. Restart computer
    2. Run Steam client as Administrator
    3. Clear Steam Download cache
    4. Change Download Server
    5. Refresh Steam installation files
    6. Temporarily disable Windows Defender Firewall
    7. Stop Overclocking (if applicable)

    Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.

    1] Restart the computer


    If you’re experiencing this issue on your Windows 10 device, you can simply restart the computer and then re-launch Steam and install the game again.

    2] Run Steam client as Administrator


    This solution requires you to kill the Steam process in Task Manager and then re-launch the Steam client with admin privileges.

    3] Clear Steam Download cache


    To manually clear the Steam download cache, do the following:

    • Launch Steam in admin mode.
    • Once in the client, click on Steam at the top left corner of the screen.
    • From the drop-down box, click on Settings.
    • Once in the Settings, navigate to the Downloads tab.
    • Click the Clear Download Cache option.
    • Click OK on the prompt to confirm your action. Wait for the process to complete.
    • When done, save changes and exit the client.

    If the issue persists, try the next solution.

    4] Change Download Server


    If the server you’re currently downloading Steam games is full or under maintenance, you could encounter this issue. In this case, you can try changing the download server. Here’s how:

    • Launch Steam client in admin mode.
    • Once in the client, click on Steam at the top left corner of the screen.
    • From the drop-down box, click on Settings.
    • Once in the Settings, navigate to the Downloads tab.
    • Click the drop-down menu under the Download Region.
    • Choose a different server to download from.
    • Exit the Steam client.

    Re-launch the Steam client and proceed with the game download/install. The issue should be resolved now. If not, try the next solution.

    5] Refresh Steam installation files


    To refresh the Steam files, do the following:

    Note: Any interruption during the copy process will corrupt the files and you will have to re-download the entire content over again. Only proceed with the procedure if you are sure that your computer won’t be interrupted.

    • Kill Steam process in Task Manager.
    • Navigate to your default Steam directory as shown below:

    C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam
    • Inside the Steam folder, select everything except the steamapps folder and the Steam.exe executable file.
    • Tap the Delete key on your keyboard.

    After the deletion, re-launch Steam with admin privileges and try the game installation again and see if the issue is resolved. If not, continue with the next solution.

    FIX: Not enough disk space Steam error.

    6] Temporarily disable Windows Defender Firewall


    This solution requires you to temporarily disable Windows Defender Firewall and then kill the Steam client process in Task Manager, re-launch Steam with admin privileges and then, try the game installation again. This time it should complete without issues. Otherwise, try the next solution.

    7] Stop Overclocking (if applicable)


    If you have overclocked your PC, you can simply reverse the change. The steps you will need to take depends on the overclocking software. Launch the software and look for the option to stop the overclocking. Once done, restart your computer, rerun the game installation.

    Hope this helps!

    Related post: Steam games stuck on ‘Preparing to Launch.

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  2. mkrk Win User

    Disk Allocation


    Hi everyone,
    It's Kousik here. I have installed xubuntu along with windows 10. To do that i had to re partition my hard disk which is of 1 tb. While doing this i can't allocate 250gb as primary partition.
    The message below is showing
    " You cannot allocate a primay partition because the disk already contains maximum number of partitions". Suggest me a way how to allocate that much amount of space in this situation Thank You
     
    mkrk, Mar 8, 2021
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  3. oscure Win User
    Disk partitions, allocated space

    Need help moving allocated space from one disk to another.

    I have a picture of the partitions if that helps
     
    oscure, Mar 8, 2021
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  4. derMosen Win User

    Fix Steam stuck on Allocating disk space on Windows 10

    Allocating free disk space without creating dynamic disk

    Hi,

    I bought a new larger HDD and have cloned my original drive, which I intend to format and use elsewhere. The new drive has a boot partion C with Windows on it, as well as 1 TB of unallocated space. I want to create a new partition with that space, but when
    I attempt to do so in Disk Management, the New Simple Volume Wizard warns me that the operation will convert the basic disk into a dynamic disk. The warning does suggest that I will still be able to boot from my current boot volume, nonetheless I want to
    keep the drive basic to prevent other issues down the road. I also don't see why it wants to convert the disk in the first place, since the unallocated space is all on a single physical drive and there are no other drives connected.

    Is it possible to allocate the space in Disk Management without the conversion?
     
    derMosen, Mar 8, 2021
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