HP Stream 11 Windows 10 Not enough space

HP Stream 11 Windows 10 Not enough space

Windows 10 Update on HP stream 11: not enough space for update/ not registering auxiliary storage devices

I have an HP stream 11 that has 32GB of disc space. As you’ll see, this is often the precise size of the needed space for the update, which means my laptop doesn’t have enough space on its own for the update. I even have tried both of the methods on the windows update assistant for increasing the space necessary. I even have cleared all unnecessary files and programs from my laptop and attempted to use outside storage devices like USB drives and external hard drives. Each had enough memory to carry the updated files. Unfortunately, they didn’t register, and my update attempts still fail. I even have followed every available tutorial and help page I could find with viable information and zip works.

I have been trying to urge this update to finish nearly a year and a half and wonder if Microsoft is specifically engineering these updates at sizes where these computers cannot run the updates. This prevents users from downloading certain programs which they want/ got to use. If this is often the case, it looks like an unclean, underhanded way of getting people to spend quite is important and reasonable to have a laptop with enough memory to be ready to update their computer. Some people can’t afford to spend $250 on a computer that ought to work, but they have one regardless. If you help me solve this problem, I’m sure it might benefit not only myself but also others.

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HP Stream 11, not enough disc space for love or money. Please help.

I have a comparatively new HP Stream 11 laptop. I even have recently decided to travel back to school and with the laptop in good working order to try to do so. I decided to try to do a factory reset to optimize my laptop’s space. However, it says I don’t have enough disc space to try to do so. I cannot factory reset, nor am I able to update my Windows 10.

Here may be a bit more info on not getting responses that are redundant to me.

  • I have a flash drive with many spaces to store things (although I even have no pictures or files stored on the C Drive of the computer)
  • I have deleted all apps/programs/files of my very own that I even have access to or moved them to my flash drive.
  • I have disabled hibernation.
  • I have run disk pack up. 

Heck, I even deleted my antivirus software trying to urge this to figure. Once I buy the pc to reset, I will add the antivirus for cover, but currently, I’m going unprotected trying to squeeze out the maximum amount of disc space as possible….what do I do now?

Still require between 1.5 and a couple of GB of space to be ready to do a factory reset… It still requires 8GB to update windows 10. Cannot do either, albeit the pc is essentially wiped of all personal files. Help me, please. I don’t wish to JUNK this laptop, as money is tight and I can’t afford a replacement one instantly.


Honestly, there’s just one Answer, backup your data and perform a clean install of the 32Bit version of Windows 10 – which will offer you more internal space for storing – I do know this is often not the solution you’re trying to find, but it’s the sole and best Answer. you’ll then have enough space for the subsequent year of Windows 10 updates, and your system is going to be faster. ..

Any device with a 32 GB SSD isn’t ok to run Windows 10, no matter the system specs put out by Microsoft.

I honestly do not know why the manufacturers produced these devices.

The Windows 10 folder with a few updates will quickly eat up 20 – 25GB of your disk drive. Mine is currently 23GB.

You can reinstall Windows 10 at any time, and it’ll not cost you anything. However, you’ll not have enough space to make the bootable Windows 10 media. You’ll get to do this on another working PC

Since you previously had Windows 10 installed and activated thereon PC during the installation process, skip the steps that invite a product key and choose ‘I am Reinstalling Windows 10 on this PC’, and activation won’t be a problem. Your PC will have a digital entitlement stored on the Microsoft Activation Servers.

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Make sure you put in an equivalent Edition of Windows 10 (Home, Pro . . . etc.) you previously had installed to avoid Activation issues.

Click this link:


to download the Media Creation Tool (Click on Download Tool Now), after that you’ll download the newest Windows 10 ISO (Select Create Installation Media for an additional PC), you’ll create a bootable USB flash drive (min 8GB) using that tool

Then, Boot your PC from the Installation Media you only created (change Boot Order in your BIOS) to start installing Windows 10

If you’ve got problems booting from a boot disc, you’ll have UEFI BIOS:

Insert the Bootable Installation Media, then enter your BIOS and make the subsequent changes:

1. Disable Secure Boot

2. Enable Legacy Boot

3. If Available, enable CSM

4. If Required enable USB Boot

5. Move the device with the bootable disc to the highest of the boot order

6. Save BIOS changes, restart your system, and it should boot from the Installation Media

User Questions:

1. hp stream 11 not enough space to factory rest

tried to factory reset the laptop because everything was crashing from no memory. It said there wasn’t enough memory to factory reset, and now it won’t load windows. it is not a year old yet

2. HP stream 11, not enough memory to update windows 10

I got this laptop for my daughter in December, and it’s asking me to update windows 10. whenever I attempt to do that, it lets me get through the box that says update now. On the other hand, it says I don’t have enough memory. 

I haven’t added anything to the present system. Everything is saved on her one drive. I can not find anything that I feel I can uninstall to release the 8GB is says I want. I even have tried to use the tool to make space but it won’t give me nearly enough. So I only have 4GB free.

I have looked online and have seen that you can update using auxiliary storage if it supports it. I even have connected a USB and an external disk drive, but it doesn’t ever give me the choice of using these to update. So I’m unsure if this device support using auxiliary storage to update?

Can someone help me with what I can do to repair this? I even have only had this for four months, and that I can’t believe that it’s already out of date and unable to update myself because there’s not enough storage, there must be how on behalf of me to try to to this myself?!

3. Not enough space to upgrade

I can tell you those like myself who have an HP Stream 11 or similar netbook-like hardware with a little 32 GB SSD drive. Will have some issues upgrading to Windows 10. it’ll not go like other PC with far more available space free. this is often also why you’ll not see the Windows 10 invitation icon within the lower task

Bar. It’s because Windows has already determined you do not have enough space or possibly a program or hardware compatibility issue. A number of these might be resolved closer to the release date. But some PC makers have already indicated they’ll not support all models for drivers with Windows 10.

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But back to the tiny SSD drives, this may be something we cannot do much about with the HP Streams 11 having only 32 GB space. With just the out-of-box install, I personally only have a touch under 10GB available, which won’t meet to 16 to twenty GB required for a Windows 10 upgrade. I even have contacted HP about this issue and don’t know how this Windows 10 path will happen for those with small capacity drives. Possibly a drive might be used, but presumably, then a clean install would need to happen. This becomes the Achilles heel of a little drive and creates tons of questions on how anyone will upgrade to Windows 10 without a clean install? HP has told me that I’ll find myself having to remain with Windows 8.1 unless HP or Microsoft create how to try an external install upgrade. I saw this issue attempting to undertake Windows 10 Preview within the first place. An upgrade over 8.1 was impossible thanks to insufficient disc space, and adding an SD card to extend capacity wouldn’t work.