1. Scott Bradley's Avatar
    My 1st gen Surface pro running 8.1 had been dragging a little bit and running low on space, so I decided to do a Software refresh in preparation for the Windows 10 upgrade. The refresh gives you a fresh install of Windows but keeps your personal files and settings.

    This is most likely redundant to the upgrade itself, but my wife had so much garbage on the system, I wanted to ensure it had the cleanest upgrade possible. Windows 10 also requires enough space for the upgrade, and even with the 128 GB model, my wife is always bumping up against the ceiling.

    Anyone else preparing your systems for upgrade?
    07-24-2015 03:03 PM
  2. TrueMetalGeek's Avatar
    I have a 64 GB model and it is full right now.
    There seems to be like 20+ GB used in the Windows folder which is weird.

    I too am tempted to do a refresh as well. I have less than 1 GB of space right now and the only large app I have installed is Premiere Pro. :-/
    07-24-2015 06:21 PM
  3. Scott Bradley's Avatar
    You my friend are going to be in trouble. Microsoft recommends 16 to 20 GB of free space to upgrade. Although Windows 10 is supposed to have an overall smaller footprint,

    You will definitely need to do a refresh and move all your documents to external storage.

    Maybe it isn't that bad, I just read this article...

    07-24-2015 07:02 PM
  4. Rising Mos's Avatar
    I am already running win10 on surface pro 1. No problems here :) it will last me until I get myself a pro 4.
    dgr_874 likes this.
    07-24-2015 07:07 PM

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