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Help with Bluestacks installation?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by evilchikkadee, Aug 30, 2019.

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  1. evilchikkadee

    evilchikkadee Thread Starter

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    Hello, this is my first post on this forum. I've been trying to install Bluestacks on my Acer Swift 3, with no luck. The Setup Screen says I haven't enough space.

    Would anyone be able to tell me how I might go about organizing the space they want , if it isn't going to be too complicated? Cheers! Char
     

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  2. lunarlander

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    To free up some space, you can run Administrative Tools > Disk Cleanup. After the initial scan, there is a button to press to do an additional scan. Then it will let you pick what items you want to clear.

    Then right click on Command and choose Run as Admin. Then type in "powercfg /h off". That will delete the sleep cache, which is a few GBs.
     
  3. plodr

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    You have 57 GB of usable space. That's a small hard drive. I have more storage than that on my android phone which takes up less space than a Windows OS.

    The Acer Swift 3 reviews I looked at come with 128GB, 256GB or 1TB hard drives. I wonder why yours is so small?
    I think I'd install a larger hard drive.
     
  4. evilchikkadee

    evilchikkadee Thread Starter

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    Thank you guys . You were right, and I now have 18% free space instead of 1%.

    My Acer was actually a Swift 1, but since the memory issue will probably come up again in the future, I'll look into buying more RAM.

    Cheers!
     
  5. lunarlander

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    Storage means hard drive space. RAM means working memory. They are different things. More storage space allows you to install more programs and keep more pictures, videos etc. More RAM allows you run more programs at the same time.
     
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