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2-in-1 Laptops with not enough memory is a problem, when they are a Windows 10 OS.

I purchased a new 2 in 1 Laptop with 32 Gigabytes SSD memory that has Windows 10 installed but ... Windows 10 takes up all but 4.5 Gigs of that memory, leaving very little memory storage remaining, making it necessary to add either an external hard drive or flash memory card which of course, costs extra.

Not only does it have too little space after loading Windows 10, it can't update to the latest version of Windows 10 because there are only 4.5 gigabytes of memory storage remaining, on the solid state drive. When you boot up this new 2-in-1 laptop PC it tries to update Windows 10 but it tells me it requires at least 10.2 gigabytes more hard drive space to do the update.

Now, when I purchased this laptop for my wife for her to access her medical charts there was a problem using Windows 10's Edge browser as that site does not work with the Edge browser but instead only works with, of all things, Microsoft's original browser, Internet Explorer! Fortunately, this 2-in-1 PC laptop does also have the Internet Explorer browser and my wife can now access her medical records and updates online.

It was recently changed as before the change she and I both could access our medical charts online using the Silk browser in our K - Fire - HD tablets using their own form of Operating System which is basically a variant of Android OS.

The sad fact of the matter is simply put, I should have paid for her a new laptop PC with 1 Terabyte of HDD memory to begin with so she could easily do Windows 10 updates. But it is too late to change. That new laptop will not do any more updates unless I add additional external memory, which in essence will cost as much as just waiting to save up for another laptop that has enough initial memory to do the job. Windows 10 loaded into a 2-in-1 is not a good thing when the added costs to put more memory into the device is necessary just to run regular Windows 10 updates.

Take my advice, and do not buy a 32 gigabyte 2-in-1 PC laptop unless you just want to watch some live streaming videos. For me it has to be an HP with a minimum of 1 Terabyte of hard disk storage space. Hind sight in this case is 20/20 to the 10th power.

I only wish they had mentioned this in the specifications area of the order page online, so I would realize this was a dud not a deal.

I need more coffee. until later. take care everyone. Enjoy reading posts from personapaper and have a great day.

look at this article for more information about memory management in a laptop that needs more space.



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MegL wrote on January 16, 2018, 5:46 PM

That is totally ridiculous! Fancy selling a machine that can't use Windows 10, when you can't really get anything else these days! Have you tried complaining to the supplier?

VinceSummers wrote on January 16, 2018, 8:37 PM

My son provided a new computer for me. Ample. Sorry you are having difficulties. Oh. I still do NOT use Windows 10, or even 8.

lookatdesktop wrote on January 16, 2018, 10:53 PM

When and if I get a new laptop, it will have enough space to do the work and I will downgrade my desktop pc back to it's original Windows 7 so I can get back my Windows Media Center. And use that Windows 10 laptop, one day, to keep the apps I paid for so I don't lose the ones I have now. Still watching lots of YouTube and can't seem to stop. I am addicted to streaming videos.

lookatdesktop wrote on January 16, 2018, 10:57 PM

My wife seems to like the little laptop and it is a challenge to her as she mostly uses a Kindle Fire HD 7, so that said, I will probably buy an external drive and/or a 128 gigabyte thumb drive so she can continue upgrading Windows 10. She really doesn't want a laptop. It's a 2 in 1 laptop with 32 gigs of solid state memory and room for expansions like an external Hard Disk Drive and I think one can be bought for under 100 dollars that has at least 1 or 2 terabytes, but then again, she only really needs 16 to 32 gigabytes on a thumb drive to work with Windows 10 updates. She favors the simplicity of a tablet anyway. I am the one who favors high memory capacity desktop or laptop PCs. I like to play around with computer graphics and watch a lot of streaming videos as well.

Last Edited: January 16, 2018, 10:57 PM

MegL wrote on January 17, 2018, 3:20 AM

I have Windows 7 and no intention of changing unless forced

melody23 wrote on January 17, 2018, 11:09 AM

I have a similar issue, only I have Microsoft one drive built in (it can easily be added if not already installed) and my 2 in one automatically saves to the one drive so although it does take up space its not as much as it would if stored locally. At least windows 10 gives us the option to use an external drive to update - previous versions did not and this was a huge issue for some. I usually find the updates go through if I delete temp files etc from settings menu but if its a really big update then I need to bring out my external drive, they really aren't that pricey these days thank goodness.