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Windows 10 Updates

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HP Stream 11 32GB
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)


I've searched the forums and the internet including YouTube with no success so now I'm totally frustrated. My daughters 32GB HP Stream wont accept Windows updates anymore as the 32GB is full. I've done all of the storage delete tasks and I've a micro SD card installed for additional storage. There are no additional apps installed to C drive just a basic MS Edge and the drivers for the Stream but yet I've less than 1GB on C. Anyone know what to do to solve this so we can continue getting Windows updates? The downloads could use the Micro SD as there's plenty of storage there but it doesn't!! Help!

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Unfortunately, the only way you would be able to continue to get updates would be to periodically clean install W10.


I've had to do that on my HP stream that has a 64 GB eMMC drive, so I can imagine how bad it must be with a 32 GB drive.


A plain W10 installation alone with no additional software takes up about 20 GB of space.


If you want to give that a try, make a bootable W10 USB installer using the media creation tool at the link below.


Before installing Windows, back up any files you need to save onto a portable hard drive or SD card.


Download Windows 10 (


Boot from the installtion media, and when you get to the part of the installation that asks 'Where do you want to install Windows,' delete every partition on the drive, leaving just one partition of unallocated space (should be 29.something GB).


Click Next, and W10 will install.


After the installation has completed, you can install the drivers and available software from your PC's support page.


Periodically, (I do it weekly), run the Windows disk cleanup utility.  When the window opens, click on the cleanup system files button and the disk cleanup utility will run again.  When the window appears again, check all of the boxes to delete files.


Another excellent tool is the free Wise disk cleaner that I also run weekly to get rid of junk files.


Use a SD card to store all of your daughter's personal files on instead of the eMMC drive.


Wise Disk Cleaner - Free Disk Cleanup and Defrag Tool (

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