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Fix for Windows needs more space issue.

2018-03-26
Windows updates are sometimes a choire, so the plan is to route the updates to an external USB drive. This is quite easy if you follow the below sets of instruction.

Step 1: Free up space

Although you’re using an external storage device, your hard drive still requires space to install the update. Here’s how to make some:

  1. In More space needed for update, select Free up space.

    Clear space with an external storage device.
     
  2. This opens Storage in Settings, which shows how much space is available on your device. Select your C: drive to see what’s using the most space and to clear it by deleting nonessential files. (For tips, see Free up drive space in Windows 10).
  3. Return to More space needed for update and select the refresh  icon next to the Free up space button. If you deleted enough files, a green check mark will appear next to the hard drive 
    Internal hard drive icon
     icon.

Step 2: Connect an external storage device

  1. Connect your external storage device and wait until you see it in the drop-down list under Step 2 (you might need to select the refresh   icon). If the external storage device has enough free space, a green check mark will appear next to the storage drive  icon.
  2. Select Continue to finish installing the update.



If you don’t want to use an external storage device, you’ll need to free up more space on your hard drive.

  1. In More space needed for update, select Free up space.

    Clear space from your hard drive
     
  2. This opens Storage under Settings, which shows how much space is available on your device. Select your C: drive to see what’s using the most space and to delete nonessential files. (For tips, see Free up drive space in Windows 10.)
  3. Return to More space needed for update and select the refresh  icon next to the Free up space button. If you deleted enough files, a green check mark will appear next to the hard drive 
    Internal hard drive icon
     icon.
  4. Select Continue to finish installing the update.

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