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HP Stream
Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

My notebook has 777MB free on my C drive but has 57 GB free on my D drive.  I can't update windows because I don't have enough space on the C drive, yet I have gone through all my apps and either deleted or moved what I could over and there is nothing else that will let me move it over.  How can I either increase the C drive size or move some of these stupid programs that I never use, yet can't delete?  Any help?

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@momseev 

 

Please use the following Guide

 

       https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebooks-Knowledge-Base/Updating-Windows-10-OS-on-an-HP-Stream-with-3...

 

Regards.

BH
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Let’s be clear: the HP Stream memory is very limited for even a normal Windows update. A solution is to do a fresh/clean install of windows in order to have the last version with very limited additional softwares on and still with limited memory… or I would consider to install Linux Mint: lighter and more efficient

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@FraR 

 

The Stream models have a single memory stick,usually 32GB or 64GB, configured to work like an SSD -- and even in the case of the second, this fills up pretty quickly.

 

A Clean Install is a short-term fix at best -- why?  Because almost immediately, Windows updates and driver updates will start installing and those will combing to start filling up the drive because neither of those clean up after themselves.

 

There are apps you can run to clean out the files, but these need to be run weekly to retain enough free space for the OS to run smoothly.

 

Although I have used Mint for over 10 years and am a personal fan of it, I would NOT recommend it for the Stream. Why? Because netbooks like these are notorious for the specialized hardware used in them, and in those cases, Linux drivers are difficult, if not impossible, to find.  I had to abandon Linux distro on such a device when the kernel updated and the drivers would no longer work and newer drivers could not be found.



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Thank you for your detailed answer.

 

I've got my friend's HP Stream here with me:

 

total memory 28Gb

 

used memory (just with Windows 10 and Avast installed) 27Gb.

 

Now windows asks to be update but it needs at least 8Gb of free disk memory...

 

 

Any solution apart from Linux?

 

As you say, a clean installation of windows10 will be just a temporary solution until the next update 

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@FraR 

Yeah -- I understand.  But first, it is actually "disk space" not "memory" -- even thought it is a stick of memory.

 

Here are some things you can do to recover some of the disk space:
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3012-disk-cleanup-open-use-windows-10-a.html
http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-clean-up-winsxs-folder-in-windows-10/

Also, the community Win10 Forums has the following suggestions:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/83441-free-up-drive-space-windows-10-a.html

Finally, there is a freeware app known as Wise Disk Cleaner. I use it every day to get rid of junk files: https://www.wisecleaner.com/wise-disk-cleaner.html

 

And finally, here is a thread about doing Windows Updates on Stream PCs: 

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebooks-Knowledge-Base/Updating-Windows-10-OS-on-an-HP-Stream-with-3...



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Hi,

I followed all the suggested solutions to obtain more "disk space" but I'm still short of 6Gb... I managed to save just 1Gb.

Giving up with Windows on the HP Stream, Linux Mint is the last option for me.

 

Thanks anyway for your support

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@frariky 

Did you create a new account just to add to the existing thread from @FraR  ??

 

Did you try the suggestions in the linked thread about doing Windows Updates on Stream PCs?

 

You can certainly try Linux Mint -- but we don't provide Linux support here and given the specialized hardware present in these netbooks, you are like to run into serious issues finding all the Linux drivers you need.



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Sorry, I used the phone (instead of the laptop) and in my phone I have the credential of an old account... it's always me 🙂

 

I'll delete one of the accounts one day.

 

The future is windows 11, this machine can't even think about Windows 11 so my humble theory is that a long term solution is Linux (in 3 years windows 10 will not be supported anymore).

 

At the moment everything runs well with Linux Mint, I've just installed it.

Thanks again for your support 

 

 

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