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I will tell you that Microsoft can be so stupid. I have a laptop with an SSd of around 28GB and then a large hard drive. Well Microsoft update wants an additional 3.51 gb on my ssd which has 1.38 gb free. To get everything to fit on this small (LOL) ssd I have a bunch of applications installed on the hard drive including Visual Studio and Microsoft office.
The only way I could free up space is to uninstall all the major applications. Not really interested enough in that to do it.
What is Microsoft thinking to require about 5 gb free to install an update!!!!!
When the first windows 10 tablets came out, Microsoft specified 16gb as the minimum size of the C: drive.
Of course, when the first big update came, there wasn't enough room on the drive for the update to work, even on a clean, factory reset device.
So it would keep starting the update, failing, revert, and try again...
Microsoft windows group is pretty screwed up. They did not take advantaged of the PDA period to create a good implementation of Windows for small devices. If they had they would have had the phone market today tied up in a bow. Windows group has never been a good group. 95 had to be pushed out the door with problems still in the OS. Windows group became extremely political and now Microsoft is losing thanks to Windows group and their stupidity. Office is not much better.
Are we talking about one of the monthly cumulative updates, or an OS upgrade (such as moving Windows 10 1709 to 1803)?
If the former - couple of suggestions:
Delete volume shadow copies with "vssadmin delete shadows /all" (from an admin prompt).
Run cleanmgr.exe (under %windir%\system32) as an admin, as that presents more options.
Store the update installer EXE itself on your larger drive and run it from there. If you don't have it and you're trying to do this from Windows Update (downloading files on the fly, which doesn't ask you where to put them), get the full installer instead from http://catalog.update.microsoft.com. I'm assuming you have the KB number of the update you're trying to install.
Temporarily (permanently?) remap your Documents/Downloads/Pictures/Videos folders to the larger drive (if they represent more space than the installer wants), install the update, then remap the folders.
Remap %TEMP% to your larger drive before running the installer. Change it back when done.
If I can keep my HP Stream 7 tablet with Windows 10 up to date each month (with only 16GB of storage, total), there's little reason you can't do the same with a 32GB SSD and a second larger drive.
These days, that's not even close to being enough.
My PC came with a 128Gb SSD and a 2Tb HDD back in 2014. Thanks to all the stuff that will only install on the C: drive, it wasn't long before I had to replace it with a 500Gb one. Usage is currently at 176Gb.
And yes, I can remember the days when a 28Mb HDD seemed enormous!
"These people looked deep within my soul and assigned me a number based on the order in which I joined." - Homer
Finally ordered an 250 gb when I lost license for Visual Studio and had to drop back to the community edition. Now cannot get Visual Studio installed again. Guess could go back to a clean system but decided to do that with a new SSC
I have considered it. Of course then I have to get windows installed again, and not sure the impact since don't know the process for doing the exchange. Obviously not happy with having to move things over to the hard drive...Microsoft does not do a good job of making it easy to work with a secondary drive, and it should.
Yes finally bit the bullet, and ordered 250 gb SSD. Microsoft should have handled this problem automatically but they Window team sucks. Worked for them and it is so political. Never been on a Microsoft team that was so political.
Assuming it's the big upgrade (eg 1709 to 1803), there's a way to have it use an external drive (or maybe your HDD) instead of freeing up space on your OS drive.
One of my coworkers recently did this to update W10 on a mini-PC with a 32GB SSD.
The really terrible part is that the reason why so many bottom end systems come with only a 32GB eMMC drive (basically a soldered SD card) is that the cheapest OS licensing tier MS offers has among other max system reqs an SSD that small and crappy. Lifting that single req to 64GB would probably eliminate 90% of the not enough disk space pain that Windows Update currently causes.
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Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
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Dropped my phone on a stone floor the other day, so I need to get a new one.
This task seemed easier before I started sifting through existing phones.
Anyway, I have a few dealbreakers. For example, I won't buy a phone that needs a dongle, I want a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Bluetooth just isn't good enough for any headphones I've tried yet.
Which leads to the next one, a good DAC.
Display size, I'm getting old, I need reading glasses so I need a large screen, but it still needs to fit in my pocket.
Bloatware - I just hate it, I want a clean experience.
OS - I'm using my wife's old iPhone at the moment. FAARRRKKKK!!!!! How can you stand the limitations? It doesn't even have separate volume controls for different playback devices. And if it does I haven't found it.
What are your deal breakers? I thought I'd suggest @chris-maunder this as a weekly poll, but first we need a comprehensive list of deal breakers to start with.
<edit>I don't want recommendations, I'm interested in what criteria you select your phone on</edit>
My wife bought the Samsung A3 some months ago. It is pretty like the S3, but with some limitations that don't bring any problem to her and way cheaper than the S serie. You might get a bigger number if you want a bigger phone.
You might have a look.
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