10 gb 8.1 rt??

pattyandchips

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I?m 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?

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aldovelco

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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 >_<
 

nasellok

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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.
 

Leahtt

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I'm thinking of the 64GB version. Had another play with an RT Surface today. Not sure I can wait until October 18!
 

mms-pc

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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.
 

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