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Not enough HD space for latest Win10 64 bit security upgrade

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HP Stream 11.6 11-d010nr with 32GB eMMC HD
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I cannot update to the latest WIN10 64bit security upgrade because it needs 8GB free space and I have only 4.5 GB free.  I have deleted everything I can think of in my 32GB eMMC chip based HD.  I upgraded to WIN10 from the native Win8 last year.  Are there hidden pieces left that I can delete?  Can I delete (or copy to a USB drive) some pieces of Win10 and put them back later if I have room?

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@mcc5559b

 

This is the most crazy thing on earth when Microsoft forced hardware vendors to have 32GB storage machines and give no solution on this. Please try

 

   https://www.theguardian.com/technology/askjack/2017/jan/05/what-is-the-best-way-to-deal-with-windows...

 

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That's for the quick reply.  And thanks for the informative link.  I noticed on the link the first screenshot showed 16.4 GB used.  This makes me think that computer was running Win10 32 bit.  I'm running the 64bit version on my HP Stream 11 which I believe is a 20GB install.  Anyway, I was able to get it up to 8.4GB and reran the update.  It got past the memory test, downloaded the software and began to install it.  At some point in the installation I got a screen with "Something went wrong" in large blue text and below it in smaller black text "Not enough disk space, please run Disk Cleanup and try again...error code0x80070070."  It seems Windows changed it's mind midstream about having enough free memory.  So I went back and cut and pasted the ESD folder, the swsetup folder, and a piece of one of the User folders ( two users with one which no longer uses the machine- I tried to delete the user account but Windows wouldn't let me nor would it let me delete the folder but I could cut and paste a ~400MB part of it) to a USB drive and got up to 8.95GB free.  I repeated the update process and watched it carefully as it passed through the memory test, the download and began the install.  This time it quit at 43% and gave the same message.  A Google search on the error code suggested a lack of free resources.  At this point I'm not sure how much more I can hack out of Windows, so I'm starting to think maybe I should just turn this into a Linux machine.    

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"I'm starting to think maybe I should just turn this into a Linux machine".

 

I finally had no choice due to the lack of space (and I tried everything to make enough room) on my HP Stream 11.  I installed Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64 bit a month or so ago.  Everything works great (and better than Windows), except for the fact that HP cheapened with the HP Stream and it has only one wifi antenna.  Because of that, the Linux Realtek driver picks the empty port.  It is an easy fix though.

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