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Issues To Be Aware Of With The Upcoming Version 1903 Update

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by flavallee, Apr 24, 2019.

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  1. flavallee

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    Before you attempt to upgrade from your current version of Windows 10 to version 1903, make sure all external storage drives(USB, SD, etc.) are disconnected.
    Also make sure your computer's internal storage drive(SATA, SSD, eMMC, etc.) has more than 32 GB of free space.

    Microsoft is concerned about the upgrade process being misdirected to the wrong drive letter if external storage drives are left connected.
    The upgrade process also requires a certain amount of free space.

    There are new Windows 10 laptops out there that come with a very small capacity storage drive, so I'm not sure how their owners are going to address the free space issue.

    Version 1903 (also known as "May 2019 Update") is scheduled to be released very soon.

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    Thank you as always for the warning on the MS roll outs, flavalee. Everyone loves to play the game, "What will MS break this time?".
     
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    This is what the warning supposedly will look like if a computer doesn't meet the requested requirements:

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    Are computer owners suppose to guess what the issue is? :confused:

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    Regarding the Free Space issue on tablets and laptops with 32GB of storage mentioned by Frank (flavallee) the article at C141's link says you can connect an 8GB or larger Usb stick and Windows will use it as extra storage space during the update.

    An alternative, if you don't mind reinstalling programs and data, is to use the newest media creation tool, which should be updated to version 1903, and use it to make a DVD or Usb stick for a clean install.
     
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    Microsoft is stating that they will no longer support any system with less than a total of 32gb for the their O/S. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/wi...requirements-overview#331-storage-device-size

    People with 32gb systems today (Me included), need to make sure that the drive is lean and mean ie: CLEAN. No temp files laying around, no residual previous upgrades laying around etc. All you have to use is the built in windows "Free up Space now" under "Settings->Storage". My 32gb tablet has over 16gb of free storage right now under "W10 1809 17763.437".

    You don't need an extra 32gb available, but one does need to have enough free space for the install of 1904 or what ever it will be. Also its my understanding that MS will ask to use additional storage ie: SD cards + USB memory sticks (if available) to complete the install. But don't quote me !
     
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    HowToGeek said it quite nicely "While this seems like a big change, it really isn’t. You should have avoided devices with this paltry amount of storage because they wouldn’t have functioned well with Windows 10. Now, Microsoft is making it official. Microsoft’s PC partners can’t try to sell laptops and tablets with less than 32 GB of built-in storage anymore. That’s good news for shoppers."

    Read article here: https://www.howtogeek.com/412435/windows-10-now-requires-12-16-gb-more-storage/
     
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    That's all very well but the makers sold those 32GB devices with Windows 10 installed so it's unfair to blame the people who bought them rather than the makers and Micro$oft who should have known there would be problems updating but said nothing about it.
     
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    First off, MS has also sold a bunch of "Surface Pro" tablets that are limited to 32gb ?

    But in reality, you really only need about 7gb free of that 32gb, because that is what it take to have Window perform a in place Feature upgrade. There are probably a lot of W10 installations that do not have that amount free, but they will get fine error msg stating it.

    On my W10 tablet (w/32gb storage), I have 15.5gb free. But on my desktop (where I'm responding right now), the OS is 59gb. Both machines are 1809 17763.437. So it depends on how well you maintain the storage that you have. Also I believe MS is working on using aux storage (SD cards, USB Sticks) for the temp storage that they need to perform an Upgrade in place. However, I don't know if it will be in this 19H1 feature upgrade.
     
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    My point is if the big updates don't work an average user doesn't know what to do.
     
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