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Windows 7: hdd to small for update from win 7 to 10

05 Jul 2016   #1
kjo

windows 7 home premium
 
 
hdd to small for update from win 7 to 10

windows 7 home premium 64bit
hdd 40gb

Installed windows 7 and updated up to windows 10 appears as option. Windows 10 update software says, hdd is to small. After cleaning hdd and compressing, available is 12gb, required is 20gb. Can I delete 8gb of files?
Thank you.


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05 Jul 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Personally because drives are really quite cheap now I would be cloning the original drive to a new one and use at least a 120GB SSD (preferably a 250GB SSD) or cheaper still a 500GB spinner. If you continue using the same drive it is going to fill up very quickly.

I use Macrium reflect for that and then you just need to swap in the new drive. But it depends I guess on your budget. Macrium Reflect Free a lengthy download but handy tool.
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05 Jul 2016   #3
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi KJO,
Your HD is to small.
I suggest you copy ALL of your personal data and then perform a clean install.
follow this link from our W10 sister forum.

Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

Roy
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05 Jul 2016   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep either of mine or Roy's suggestions and probably the best way would be Roy's. I have just clean installed my main home laptop preferring not to use the upgrade path and yes sign up to the other forum too then it comes from the horses mouth .

see this Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums oh and yes mate a new drive would be far and away the best bet.
John
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05 Jul 2016   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

To be honest in my opinion their is only one cure to a drive that is to small. Everything else is a patch or work around.

Get a bigger drive, preferably a SSD, that meets or exceeds your needs.
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06 Jul 2016   #6
kjo

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Thanks. I wanted to test windows 10 on a computer. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...m-requirements says 20gb. Maybe I can try install windows 7 on an 17gb partition. If it updates to the windows 10 updater, I can expand the partition. Do you know how few updates I can select in order to get to the windows 10 updater software?
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06 Jul 2016   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

KJO mate I am assuming that your budget is pretty limited if you cannot get a new drive but really mate it is the only real option.

Have you tried looking at even a spinner as they are really quite cheap though not as good (speed wise) as the SSDs.

Now I don't know where you live except that it is on the North American continent so could be anywhere form Canada to Panama. But if you look at something like this Seagate ST500LM021 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Laptop Thin Hard Drive - Newegg.com it is only $44 US and is a decent spin rate. I would strongly advise you if you can get one and clean install the 10 onto it Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums you can use the generic code to activate it to see what it is like. Well I am assuming that is what you can do because I did it on my machines.
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07 Jul 2016   #8
kjo

windows 7 home premium
 
 

You are right about the hdd being to small.
I installed windows 7 on a 17gb partition. Updating did not get to the sp1 before the 17gb partition got to small and updating stopped.
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07 Jul 2016   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm you sure it got to 17GB as the OS itself is only around 4-5GB max plus updates should only add another 1-1GB at most??
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07 Jul 2016   #10
kjo

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Message said, hdd partition is full.
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