Windows 10: Windows 10 Update using an external storage device

Discus and support Windows 10 Update using an external storage device in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; My HP notebook does not have enough space to allow an update of Windows 10. There is a note on the Update assistant that I need to connect an external... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by RolandBardy, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 Update using an external storage device


    My HP notebook does not have enough space to allow an update of Windows 10. There is a note on the Update assistant that I need to connect an external storage device, which I did. But the assistant seems to not recognize the device. What is it that I am doing wrong?

    Roland

    :)
     
    RolandBardy, Sep 16, 2019
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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, Sep 16, 2019
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  3. 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, Sep 16, 2019
    #3
  4. 95Viper Win User

    Windows 10 Update using an external storage device

    Update to increase the maximum transfer size of USB storage devices in Windows 7...

    This is an Microsoft Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2 update that may improve performance of USB transfers. Now they do say, "for some":
    How? Well per Microsoft:
    Now, you do need to read the Hotfix article, here > An update to increase the maximum transfer size of USB storage devices in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

    Now, after you apply this hotfix, you will need to do some registry editing.
    So, back up your registry before proceeding. And, also, you do this at your own risk; as always... anything can go wrong at anytime, even in the most perfect circumstances.

    This registry edit is, also, covered in the hotfix:

    After you install this update, to increase the maximum transfer size of USB storage devices, follow these steps:
    ‪1.‬Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press Enter.
    ‪2.‬Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    ‪3.‬HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\usbstor\VVVV PPPP
    ‪4.‬Click Edit, point to New, and then click DWORDValue.
    ‪5.‬Type MaximumTransferLength, and then press Enter.
    ‪6.‬Click Edit, and then click Modify.
    ‪7.‬In the Value data box, type a value to specify the maximum transfer size between 64KB and 2MB. For example, you select Decimal and type a value between 65535 (64K) and 2097120 (2M).
    ‪8.‬Exit Registry Editor.

    Notes
    VVVV represents device descriptor idVendor in hexadecimal.
    PPPP represents device descriptor idProduct in hexadecimal.

    To get this update, you will need to click the "View and Request Hotfix Downloads" at the top portion of the page. Follow the instructions, like, fill out the info and check the files you want to download. They will send an email to with the links.

    Happy updating and may it improve your USB storage device's performance. *Smile Windows 10 Update using an external storage device :)
     
    95Viper, Sep 16, 2019
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