Upgrading Windows 8.1 >> Windows 10 question...free space

orlandotek

New Member
Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2012
Messages
255
My computer is running 8.1

It has a 32GB SSD with a wee bit over 4GB free.

Will that cause problems upgrading to Windows 10?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Nokia Lumia 2520
    CPU
    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800
    Memory
    2GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    10.1"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    32GB SSD
    Occupation
    Network Engineer
    Case
    Asus Case
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wedge Keyboard
    Mouse
    Bornd Bluetooth Mouse
    Browser
    IE 11

Boozad

Better Call Saul
Team Member
VIP Member
Pro User
Joined
May 17, 2014
Messages
143
Location
Wolves, England
Yes it will as the upgrade installation leaves a Windows.old folder which in itself will be over 20GB. You'd need a bigger SSD really.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win7 Pro x64 | Win8.1 Pro x64 VM | Win 10TP x64
    Name
    Gav
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    i7-4790k
    Motherboard
    ASUS Sabertooth Z87 (BIOS 2004)
    Memory
    8GB Kingston HyperX Genesis @1600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 980 Classified
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S24B300
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel 520 Series 240GB SSD /
    Samsung 850 EVO 120GB SSD /
    2TB WD Caviar Black /
    2TB WD Caviar Black /
    2TB WD Caviar Green
    PSU
    Corasiar HX 850-80 Gold Modular
    Occupation
    Aerospace Technician
    Case
    Cooler Master Silencio 650
    Cooling
    Corsair H80i + 2x SP120s + 2x Noctua intakes
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder X4
    Mouse
    Gigabyte M6900
    Internet Speed
    152Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    F-Secure
    State/Region Flag
    uk england

Odos270

New Member
Power User
Joined
Jul 25, 2013
Messages
205
Yes it will as the upgrade installation leaves a Windows.old folder which in itself will be over 20GB. You'd need a bigger SSD really.
Can the .old folder be dumped without causing problems?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP h8 envy 1534
    CPU
    AMD FX-6200 (3.8GHz)
    Motherboard
    M3970AM-HP (Angelica2) (Gigabyte)
    Memory
    10GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Eyefinity Radeon HD 7570
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Kaskersky Internet Security 2016
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us washington

Mooly

Member
Pro User
Joined
Feb 10, 2012
Messages
569
Once you get to 10 you can delete the .old folder via normal disk cleanup routine. Doing that however removes your way back to 8.1 if things donlt work out. If you only have 4gb free now then I don't think you have enough space to upgrade successfully.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3750/Acer 9301
    CPU
    Intel i5/AMD Turion 64
    Memory
    4Gb/2Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel i5 internal/NVidia GEFORCE GO 6100
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Hard Drives
    250Gb SSD and 120Gb
    Mouse
    HP Z4000
    Internet Speed
    76 down, 20 up
    Browser
    MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Country Flag
    UK

orlandotek

New Member
Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2012
Messages
255
Thanx

So, I have instruction on creating a Windows 10 media install, I am assuming on a memory key.

That should allow me to upgrade to Windows 10 on that device...right?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Nokia Lumia 2520
    CPU
    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800
    Memory
    2GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    10.1"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    32GB SSD
    Occupation
    Network Engineer
    Case
    Asus Case
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wedge Keyboard
    Mouse
    Bornd Bluetooth Mouse
    Browser
    IE 11

Mooly

Member
Pro User
Joined
Feb 10, 2012
Messages
569
I don't think it will allow it. If you only have 4 or 5 gb free then the upgrade needs more space than that to run. The W10 installation files might be separate (just as they are with a normal Windows install DVD) but they still have to be unpacked and end up on the main drive alongside the existing install as it all progresses.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3750/Acer 9301
    CPU
    Intel i5/AMD Turion 64
    Memory
    4Gb/2Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel i5 internal/NVidia GEFORCE GO 6100
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Hard Drives
    250Gb SSD and 120Gb
    Mouse
    HP Z4000
    Internet Speed
    76 down, 20 up
    Browser
    MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Country Flag
    UK

orlandotek

New Member
Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2012
Messages
255
So, I uninstalled nearly everything off the tablet (this is an Irulu 10.1" tablet) including the Office 365 that came with it. I also disabled the hybrid mode. I was able to squeeze a wee bit above 12GB of free space.

It looks like it is updating to Windows 10. It successfully download the update and it rebooted and now it's on the Upgrading Windows screen at 3%. I'm crossing my fingers that the upgrade will work.

I am surprised it did not require me to plug my tablet into the AC plug before the update, though I have about 4 hours of battery remaining, should be plenty.

Update: It completed the update and left me with 6GB of free space.

Interesting. Before the update all the drivers were installed properly and everything worked on the tablet including the auto-screen rotate. BUT, the Bluetooth on the tablet never worked. AFTER the Windows 10 update, there is one driver that is banged out and the screen-auto rotate is no longer working BUT the Bluetooth now works. Give up one, gain another.

I'll have to work on the screen auto-rotate problem.

But, it's installed.
 
Last edited:

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Nokia Lumia 2520
    CPU
    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800
    Memory
    2GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    10.1"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    32GB SSD
    Occupation
    Network Engineer
    Case
    Asus Case
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wedge Keyboard
    Mouse
    Bornd Bluetooth Mouse
    Browser
    IE 11

Mooly

Member
Pro User
Joined
Feb 10, 2012
Messages
569
I'm pleased you have got it to update to W10 although I have no idea on your screen rotate problem. Chances are, if its happened to you then it will have happened to others using the same device. Keep checking and searching for any fixes/drivers etc
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3750/Acer 9301
    CPU
    Intel i5/AMD Turion 64
    Memory
    4Gb/2Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel i5 internal/NVidia GEFORCE GO 6100
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Hard Drives
    250Gb SSD and 120Gb
    Mouse
    HP Z4000
    Internet Speed
    76 down, 20 up
    Browser
    MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Country Flag
    UK

Odos270

New Member
Power User
Joined
Jul 25, 2013
Messages
205
Once you get to 10 you can delete the .old folder via normal disk cleanup routine. Doing that however removes your way back to 8.1 if things donlt work out. If you only have 4gb free now then I don't think you have enough space to upgrade successfully.
I don't really know the space requirements, but do know it would probably be well over 4gb. My image of C took almost 23gb. :huh: So, if my update to 10 goes SNAFU, I can restore 8.1 and all my programs/settings.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP h8 envy 1534
    CPU
    AMD FX-6200 (3.8GHz)
    Motherboard
    M3970AM-HP (Angelica2) (Gigabyte)
    Memory
    10GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Eyefinity Radeon HD 7570
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Kaskersky Internet Security 2016
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us washington

mrgeek

New Member
Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2015
Messages
112
Once you get to 10 you can delete the .old folder via normal disk cleanup routine. Doing that however removes your way back to 8.1 if things donlt work out. If you only have 4gb free now then I don't think you have enough space to upgrade successfully.
I don't really know the space requirements, but do know it would probably be well over 4gb. My image of C took almost 23gb. :huh: So, if my update to 10 goes SNAFU, I can restore 8.1 and all my programs/settings.
22gb is about the size of all my Windows 8.1 images, I've ever made, too. This is w/o any personal files, just the OS and installed programs. As the orig poster found out, installing from the ISO will also create the .old folder so the space must be available on the device for that folder, no matter how Win10 install is initiated. Must be smaller on his tablet.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top