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  1. garak0410's Avatar
    I purchased a 32GB model for my daughter but realized the Kindle File is really the best for kids her age, so ended up getting her an HDX. I've been toying around with sending this 32GB Dell Venue Pro back mainly because for the storage but instead of the hassle of returns, I was thinking of keeping it for a reader / cloud driven device. I am well into the Microsoft Ecosystem with all my music in the cloud with XBOX Music, several videos purchased with XBOX Video, OneDrive. I like many modern apps, and especially like the modern IE11 and NextGen Feedly reader. I know desktop apps can be loaded on the MicroSD, so I've got that option but not many options for a lot of modern apps especially after all updates applied. I can always uninstall modern apps that take space (like some larger games) when I am not playing them.

    So without erasing the recovery partition, how have you other 32GB owners managed the space? I've gotten some tips on other posts on how to make a recovery drive and restore from it. But would like to see how I can make it work as is.
    Last edited by garak0410; 05-30-2014 at 02:38 PM. Reason: grammar correction.
    05-30-2014 02:29 PM
  2. oditius's Avatar
    I handled mine like this, I sold the 32GB ASAP, and bought the 128GB venue pro II. And couldn't be happier. I did reinstall a copy of windows 8 I had, would up saving several gigs of space, but it wasn't enough.
    rdubmu likes this.
    05-30-2014 02:44 PM
  3. garak0410's Avatar
    I handled mine like this, I sold the 32GB ASAP, and bought the 128GB venue pro II. And couldn't be happier. I did reinstall a copy of windows 8 I had, would up saving several gigs of space, but it wasn't enough.
    Well, my work ordered me a Surface Pro 3 Core i5 (256) with touch cover. But was considering keeping this 32GB model for a reader...
    05-30-2014 02:51 PM
  4. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Maybe to can crack it open and update it yourself.
    05-30-2014 02:56 PM
  5. Bora777's Avatar
    The issue I foresee with that sort of use is that not only must the Metro apps be installed on C:, but so is all their data, which means if you have tons of e-books from the Kindle app for example, you wouldn't be able to store them on the SD card as far as I know.
    05-31-2014 03:03 PM
  6. bigeduck's Avatar
    I did delete the recovery partition and now have a usb key tapped to the bottom of my desk. Though I don't think I really needed to for the room, I did buy a 64 gig micro sd card on sale for about 30 bucks. Looking back I probably should have used that money to just by the 64 gig version to being with, but it wasn't on sale at the time.

    To sync my files, I have my documents and pictures folders nested in Skydrive and I moved my Skydrive folder to the SD card. Also installed Office over there, and all of my games. I haven't synced my music or videos but I've been streaming those for a while between Plex and Pandora / Xbox Music.

    All of that to say that my C: drive is still mostly empty. I've loaded a few metro apps, but for the most part it's not used, and well within the limit of the 64 gig MicroSD card.
    05-31-2014 04:39 PM
  7. oditius's Avatar
    Maybe to can crack it open and update it yourself.
    I looked into that, it's not replaceable unless you are into soldering and such, it is attached to the motherboard.
    06-01-2014 06:26 AM
  8. foxbat121's Avatar
    $50 more for a 64GB version is the best $50 I ever spent. Never even crossed my mind I'd survive with a 32GB.
    06-01-2014 08:00 AM
  9. garak0410's Avatar
    I did delete the recovery partition and now have a usb key tapped to the bottom of my desk. Though I don't think I really needed to for the room, I did buy a 64 gig micro sd card on sale for about 30 bucks. Looking back I probably should have used that money to just by the 64 gig version to being with, but it wasn't on sale at the time.

    To sync my files, I have my documents and pictures folders nested in Skydrive and I moved my Skydrive folder to the SD card. Also installed Office over there, and all of my games. I haven't synced my music or videos but I've been streaming those for a while between Plex and Pandora / Xbox Music.

    All of that to say that my C: drive is still mostly empty. I've loaded a few metro apps, but for the most part it's not used, and well within the limit of the 64 gig MicroSD card.
    Thanks... I did just that. Copied my recovery to a USB... put it in a lockbox and moved my local libraries and OneDrive to the MicroSD card. About 9GB free now... more breathing room. :)
    06-02-2014 07:17 PM
  10. omgitsnick's Avatar
    Mine has 6GB space left. Somehow my OneDrive gets cranky when it's transferred to the sd card (32gb uhs-1), like it doesn't become available offline so I'm forced to keep it in internal storage. It has a few metro apps installed plus the standard office suite and endnote x7, because you know, being a student and all.
    06-03-2014 02:08 AM
  11. o0Nighthawk0o's Avatar
    Here is a good guide on how to maximize memory on the DV8P:

    Things to do when you get your Tablet

    I have done some of this like removing the hibernation file, disabling memory dumps and I do a disk cleanup every once in a while. I average around 7 to 9 gig free all the time. I haven't gotten a large SD card yet so I haven't moved anything but the instructions in the link show how to make an SD card permanent storage and how to install apps to it. According to the instructions it is possible to install Metro Apps to the sd card.
    garak0410 likes this.
    06-03-2014 07:35 AM
  12. bigeduck's Avatar
    Here is a good guide on how to maximize memory on the DV8P:

    Things to do when you get your Tablet

    I have done some of this like removing the hibernation file, disabling memory dumps and I do a disk cleanup every once in a while. I average around 7 to 9 gig free all the time. I haven't gotten a large SD card yet so I haven't moved anything but the instructions in the link show how to make an SD card permanent storage and how to install apps to it. According to the instructions it is possible to install Metro Apps to the sd card.
    * it was possible to install metro apps to the SD card.
    in 8.1 update 1, they disabled that regedit, so you can no longer move them to your SD card.
    I did read his guide when I got my system, some of them are necessary / a bit too drastic for my taste. I did disable restore points (more of a performance gain then memory IMHO) but left the hibernation file.
    06-03-2014 09:13 AM
  13. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    I know you can on Windows phone 8.1.
    06-03-2014 12:38 PM
  14. ipaqman1's Avatar
    To gain more space, the WIMBoot option of Windows 8.1 update 1 gave me an extra 12GB of space on my 5 month old DV8P with my data and software. I have 18 GB free now.
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-08-2014 11:12 AM

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