Windows 10: Using external storage for the October update

Discus and support Using external storage for the October update in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Once again as I wait for the October Update to arrive I am concerned about my small storage (nominal 42 GB) 2-in-1 tablet PC having enough space to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by clayto, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. clayto Win User

    Using external storage for the October update


    Once again as I wait for the October Update to arrive I am concerned about my small storage (nominal 42 GB) 2-in-1 tablet PC having enough space to install it. I understand that now additional storage available on a USB flash 'pen drive' can be used, temporarily. I have some questions about this.

    Does the drive have to be empty, as after a format, or will it be OK if there are other files present, as long as there is adequate space available? Also, I have come across references to this arrangement but they always refer to a USB flash drive. What about SD cards, and in particular the card in my integral slot, common with small 2-in-1 PCs. Can that be used? Although my card has almost all of my files on it, programs / apps and data, there are plenty of GBs available.

    In the past I have been told that my device would not have enough storage for feature updates, but this has not proved to be the case --- I have installed and run successfully all the updates so far. Sometimes it has taken some effort, but with the help of the cloud, external drives and several cleaners (CC and others) which I use every day to keep free space above 10 CB it has paid off.

    :)
     
    clayto, Nov 21, 2018
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  2. Update Assistant does not detect External Storage Device

    I am currently facing an issue with the update assistant. The problem comes from the prompt as seen from this webpage

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...-10-freeing-up-space-to-install-latest-update

    The issue is in "Step 2: Connect an external storage device". It says to
    "Connect your external storage device and wait until you see it in the drop-down list" but the external storage device already connected to my device (and shows up on My PC) is not shown on the drop down list. Can you help?


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    Haziq Jamaludin, Nov 21, 2018
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  3. btarunr Win User
    Intel Readies P55 Chipset B3 Stepping Update

    Intel's is readying a hardware update for its P55 Express chipset, currently the only core-logic for the company's brand new socket LGA-1156 processor platform. The new B3 stepping of the P55 PCH will bring with it a little more than new MM number and S-spec numbers. A list of changes is as follows:
    • New MM number and S-spec numbers for the converted products;
    • Firmware and minor BIOS updates are required with the conversion;
    • Processor MRC/microcode update required to enable future processors;
    • Recommended storage driver upgrade from Intel MSM 8.9 to Intel RST 9.5.
    Although it is listed that the MRC update enables 'future processors', Intel, in a statement issued to X-bit labs assured that the current B2 stepping of the chipset (found on current socket LGA-1156 motherboards) does not leave out support for any of Intel's new LGA-1156 processors that are slated for release in the very near future. The dual-core "Clarkale" 32 nm processor will be supported by both B2 and B3 steppings of the chipset.

    P55 B3 stepping is pin-identical to P55 B2, and hence motherboard vendors will not have to come up with new designs. Sampling of the new stepping began as early as on October 02, 2009, and it is scheduled for shipment to manufacturers by the 7th of December, 2009. P55 is the performance core-logic for the LGA-1156 platform. It supports Core i5 and Core i7 "Lynnfield" processors with discrete graphics.

    Source: X-bit labs
     
    btarunr, Nov 21, 2018
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  4. Using external storage for the October update

    Update Assistant does not detect External Storage Device

    Hi Haziq,

    To further isolate the issue, kindly answer the questions below:

    • Have you tried connecting your external device storage to different PC to make sure that it's not defective?

    • Have you tried connecting a different external storage device to your PC to check if you're still experiencing the same issue?

    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    For the meantime, you may try suggested troubleshooting that was provided by
    Andre Da Costa
    from this link and check if it makes any difference.

    Update us with the result.
     
    Jenicel Dri, Nov 21, 2018
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