1. TotteB's Avatar

    I'd like to upgrade my Dell Venue 8 Pro, 32 GB to Win 10. The problem is that I don't have enough disk space to do it.
    I've went back to Win 8.1 after testing Win 10 Tech Preview.
    The only apps I have installed is the default ones.
    Can anyone advice me on how to get the necessary 8GB of free space on the disk?
    Disk clean up - Check.
    Remove Recovery Partition - How to do that?
    Remove unnecessary windows updates - Which?
    Add a MicroSD - Will that be of any help?
    Format the disk and update from ISO-file via USB-cable (or WIFI?) - Is it possible and how can I be sure to still get Win 10 for free?

    Any help is appreciated
    08-04-2015 04:23 AM
  2. mhc48's Avatar
    You must have more than the default apps installed. I've got the same configuration DV8. And BTW, when I started the upgrade it told me that it needed 5 GB, not 8. I had already done the disk clean so I deleted MS Office (figuring I could always reinstall), Skype and related Skype programs.

    That seemed to do the trick, the upgrade is churning away now
    08-04-2015 02:35 PM
  3. kklemn's Avatar
    most programs need reinstalling anyways... might just remove them all...
    08-04-2015 02:38 PM
  4. Guardsix's Avatar
    I removed about everything I had installed (which wasn't all that much) and then did the windows clean program. It must have did what it needed because after a refresh, it took off and installed. I had very little trouble getting Win10 on my 32GB Venue Pro 8. I was kind of surprised!

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    08-04-2015 07:28 PM
  5. Orlando Parkinson's Avatar
    08-04-2015 07:33 PM
  6. Noahma's Avatar
    I used my SD card for the upgrade, works just as well.
    08-04-2015 11:48 PM
  7. TotteB's Avatar
    Thanks for kicking me in the right direction :-)
    I had 4,5GB free and was unable to upgrade. I read on "some forum" that 8GB was needed.
    When you, mhc48 said that 5 should be enough I did see the light in tunnel. Uninstalling MS Office would free 250MB but when that was gone I gained about 1,5GB :-)
    The light in tunnel was no train... Win 10 did install without any problem :-)
    Once again, thanks
    08-05-2015 01:48 AM
  8. doylebob's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat. And I wish could delete the hidden Recovery Partition that uses 9.5GB. I posted a separate post on this too.
    08-05-2015 09:14 AM
  9. Jazmac's Avatar
    I used my SD card for the upgrade, works just as well.
    You installed the IOS there and installed from the SD card? I'm where TotteB is. I got the space issue too.
    08-05-2015 02:48 PM
  10. Noahma's Avatar
    Yep, I put the ISO on my SD card, and ran it. It will come up with a warning that the on board drive does not have enough space, and that you can use an SD card. I just kept following the on screen questions and it installed with 4 GB free on my main drive. Run as an upgrade, not new install though
    08-05-2015 02:51 PM

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