1. pattyandchips's Avatar
    Im thinking of getting a surface rt 32gb and recently read that Windows 8.1 RT requires 10 GB of free space. I was wondering is this in addition to the existing installation leaving users with just 5gb free space?? Or just during the installation?

    Thanks
    08-11-2013 07:07 PM
  2. aldovelco's Avatar
    I have the same doubt, I went to the store yesterday and ordered a 32 GB Surface which will arrive in 15 days... now I see 8.1 needs 10GB >_<
    08-11-2013 08:13 PM
  3. inteller's Avatar
    you will need 10Gb free but 8.1 will actually leave more space when it is done.
    aldovelco likes this.
    08-11-2013 09:26 PM
  4. mase123987's Avatar
    I want to say 16-20gb are free. Remember that you can more the recovery partition to a flash drive to free up that space.
    jbigelow likes this.
    08-11-2013 09:52 PM
  5. infinidim's Avatar
    you will need 10Gb free but 8.1 will actually leave more space when it is done.
    That's good news that it leaves more space when it's done.
    08-12-2013 07:09 AM
  6. foxik_suomi's Avatar
    That's good news that it leaves more space when it's done.
    You'll have about 4Gb more of free space once update is installed. :)
    08-12-2013 09:15 AM
  7. nasellok's Avatar
    This is only the amount of free space you need to install the update - not how much space it will take up. Plus, dont forget you have SD card expandable storage, and the recovery partition can be removed - which I highly reccomend before you update you create the recovery drive, without you could get screwed if the update doesnt go to plan. I didnt have any issues, but have read that some have had issues. Be patient when installing, it will take probably 1-2 hours to do it through downloading, installing, rebooting, etc.........its so worth it. With 8.1, this device rocks.
    08-12-2013 10:46 AM
  8. GrabMyWrist's Avatar
    Get the 64 GB version. You won't regret having the extra space.
    08-14-2013 11:11 AM
  9. Leahtt's Avatar
    I'm thinking of the 64GB version. Had another play with an RT Surface today. Not sure I can wait until October 18!
    08-14-2013 09:34 PM
  10. mms-pc's Avatar
    I think the "10GB" is for complete installation of 8.1RT, and I don't think it would take up this much space if we just update from current RT to 8.1RT via Windows Update.
    08-15-2013 01:41 AM

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