1. josh_feinberg's Avatar
    I recently bought the HP Stream when it dropped down to $79. I bought a basic 32GB microSD card (since the manual said that was the max) and popped in and turned on the tablet. I can't see it in This PC, or when I go into the disk space in the PC Settings. I tried another microSD card, same thing. I tried both of these cards on an Android tablet and in a SD converter on my Win8.1 PC and it showed up in both places.

    I'm pretty sure the microSD card slot on my Stream is shot, but I figured I'd ask here first. Is it possible I'm not looking in the right place? Does it need to be formatted a specific way (NTFS) to show? Anything that needs to be done for the Stream to recognize it?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
    02-17-2015 04:03 PM
  2. zhris's Avatar
    I recently bought the HP Stream when it dropped down to $79. I bought a basic 32GB microSD card (since the manual said that was the max) and popped in and turned on the tablet. I can't see it in This PC, or when I go into the disk space in the PC Settings. I tried another microSD card, same thing. I tried both of these cards on an Android tablet and in a SD converter on my Win8.1 PC and it showed up in both places.

    I'm pretty sure the microSD card slot on my Stream is shot, but I figured I'd ask here first. Is it possible I'm not looking in the right place? Does it need to be formatted a specific way (NTFS) to show? Anything that needs to be done for the Stream to recognize it?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
    Assuming it's formatted correctly, it should simply show up like an external HDD or USB drive. I'd agree with your suspicions.
    02-17-2015 07:13 PM
  3. dorelse's Avatar
    Mine shows up like a USB drive in File Explorer...planning to add a larger card very soon.
    02-17-2015 08:58 PM
  4. josh_feinberg's Avatar
    Assuming it's formatted correctly, it should simply show up like an external HDD or USB drive. I'd agree with your suspicions.
    Thanks, I'm going to contact the MS Store today. Both the cards I used were formatted FAT32.
    02-18-2015 08:13 AM
  5. josh_feinberg's Avatar
    Mine shows up like a USB drive in File Explorer...planning to add a larger card very soon.
    Thanks, that's how it shows up when I use insert a card on my Win8.1 laptop. Wasn't sure if maybe it was different on a Win8.1 tablet since this is my first.
    02-18-2015 08:14 AM

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