09-19-2019 11:40 PM
My HP Stream was bought on ebay slightly damaged (nothing more than a pencil line drawn on the mask) and already with win 10 installed. I was very stupid as you will see: The first Windows update that came in, brought up a popup advising that there wasn't any room for the update. Shortly after this, came another popup advising that win7 was still stored and did I want to delete it. This was possibly my mistake. I affirmed the deletion. What I possibly should have done, is put win7 back and scrapped win 10. So currently I have 2.9 gig free of 27.8 gig. One would have thought that to be enough. But we all know (and this is purely my own opinion) that Windows uses more space than it needs, and gets bigger and bigger. I perused File Explorer and couldn't find anything of any size that I would be confident removing. Of course there are a lot of features I will never use but I don't know what a lot of the programs are for. I see that an SD card can be added (in the case of the poster with too many photos) but I would not have thought this would help me, as the only things I might have stored would be emails. I currently have a USB stick 64GB inserted for saving downloads of service manuals etc, but I wouldn't have thought it a good idea to move Windows onto the stick..... or an SD card, for that matter. Whatever shall I do ?!!
09-20-2019 08:29 AM - edited 09-20-2019 10:07 AM
I suggest that you clean install W10...see this discussion below for the steps to do that...the post shaded in green provides the info.
I recommend you back up any files you don't want to lose to your USB flash drive before proceeding, and remove the flash drive.